Friday, August 8, 2014


On August 9, 1945, just over 2 1/2 pounds of plutonium was converted to energy 1650 feet over Nagasaki.

Two and a half pounds--about the weight of a 28 week premature newborn baby.



Yosuke Yamahata, A Japanese army photographer, took this picture the day after the Fat Man fell over Nagasaki.

More of Mr. Yamahata's photography can be seen here.

The photo and the quote are from © The Exploratorium,

Yes, this is a repeat, and will be repeated every year that I maintain the blog.
We must never forget what we are capable of doing. Never.

1 comment:

Barbara said...

I always remember. Probably because Dad remembered and made sure I did. It's sad that no one else does. Thanks for writing about it. (I keep trying to remember to read your blog, but other things get in the way) Life is good and bad that way.