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Naval History and Heritage Command

Able Second Stage

The cloud beginning to dissipate
Description: Painting, Oil on Canvas Board; by Charles Bittinger; 1946; Unframed Dimensions 16H X 12W
Accession #: 95-129-R
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After the convection currents caused by the blast disrupted the winds in the upper atmosphere, the ABLE cloud lasted for 20 minutes before the winds returned to tug and pull it apart. As the debris fell to sea, the colors began to change to that of a normal cloud.

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