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Baker Puff Ball

Water displaced by the underwater detonation of an atomic bomb
Description: Painting, Oil on Canvas Board; by Charles Bittinger; 1946; Unframed Dimensions 12H X 16W
Accession #: 95-129-F
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When the hot gasses from the explosion broke the surface they instantly created a "puff ball" of water vapor. It was created by water rushing into the space left by the fireball gasses as they surged into the sky.

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