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Mushroom cloud rising from the ocean surface
Description: Painting; Watercolor on Illustration Board; by Grant Powers; 1946; Unframed Dimensions 15H X 20W
Accession #: 88-181-H
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The bomb cloud has formed four distinct parts. At sea level, the blast wave has expanded horizontally, blasting through the anchored fleet at the bottom of the cloud. The stem and mushroom cap have formed, with lingering remnants of the initial atomic reaction coloring the clouds. In the background, a circular condensation cloud has formed around the mushroom cap, a consequence of high humidity levels at Bikini.

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  • Art
Wars & Conflicts
  • Cold War
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