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Tuesday, 16 June 2009

Solarity (II)


File:Ivy Mike fireball.jpg

I was brought up
with my cowlicked little
Irish head
cowering under a school desk
in nun supervised
rehearsals for the Blast

File:Ivy King - distance.jpg

Ivy Mike: fireball created by Mike (10 megatons), first thermonuclear weapon, detonated Marshall Islands, October 31/November 1, 1952 for US Operation Ivy (DOE)

Ivy King: fireball created by King (500 kilotons), very high-yield pure fission bomb, detonated Marshall Islands, November 15, 1952 for US Operation Ivy (DOE)

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