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Atomic Burst

A mushroom cloud rising from the ocean
Description: Painting, Watercolor on Illustration Board; by Grant Powers; 1946; Unframed Dimensions 15H X 20W
Accession #: 88-181-S
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The full formation of the BAKER cloud only reached a height of 10,000 feet, significantly less than ABLE's cloud. The blast column did reach to the floor of the lagoon--some 200 feet deep--and spewed bits and pieces of coral on the decks of the target fleet.

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