Communion Of Dreams

How many?
July 22, 2010, 4:49 pm
Filed under: Art, Bad Astronomy, Nuclear weapons, Phil Plait, Science

So, how many nuclear tests do you think there have been, since the Trinity test 65 years ago?

Go on, take a guess.

A few dozen?

A hundred?

A couple hundred?

Try over two thousand.

And via Phil Plait, here’s an absolutely stunning presentation of that number, as a video showing each individual test, by each individual nation, each one with a specific musical tone as it was done. Call it a music video of the nuclear age. It is really quite captivating.

And more than a little sobering.

Jim Downey

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