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Absolutely no idea but there does seem to be somthing that looks like a fence in the dark on the first one, and what looks like some sort of scaffolding type construction under the second one with again 'what looks like' 3 supporting ropes coming frot it or the 'thing'.


Have you made the images black and whit Algy as for some reason I am thinking along the lines of a thermal image of something with the colours changed to grey scale. Maybe a hot air balloon on a big stick :oops::lol:

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Brilliant Asp!,

The top image captures two common elements: the spikes (called "rope tricks") and an uneven surface shape.


At this stage of the detonation the surface of the fireball has a temperature of 20,000 degrees, three times hotter than the sun's surface. At such temperatures the amount of thermal radiation (light) given off is so enormous anything it touches is vaporized ahead of the expanding fireball. The three spikes in this image result from the guide wires supporting the tower on which the bomb was located absorbing enough heat to turn into light emitting plasma. Because thermal radiation travels faster than the fireball, the spikes extend out ahead of it.

The bottom photo was taken 0.001 seconds (1 millisecond)after the control operator pressed the "fire" button, the bottom photo also shows the tower that contained the 'bomb'.



The problem with getting a nuclear bomb to explode is bringing the fissionable materials together fast enough. Done too slowly they melt and vaporize before the runaway chain reaction can take place. The required rapid combination is achieved by surrounding the core segments with chemical explosives. While these explosives create the speed of combination required, they also create another problem: uneven detonation. To get a sphere of explosives to detonate all at once many detonators have to be used. These have to be timed to all go off at exactly the same time. Doing so required numerous problems such as variations in detonator reaction time, delays caused by detonator cable lengths, uneven local explosion forces caused by minor variations in the explosive and a host of other issues to be solved. Think of trying to wrap jelly with rubber bands and you get a feel for the problem. In theory it's possible, but doing it in the real world is a challenge. Making an atomic bomb is not the simple task it's made out to be in television thrillers.

So folks no spies carrying nuclear bombs around in a brief case then!. :wink::D :grin:

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