Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Operation Dominic & The Starfish Prime High Altitude Nuclear Test - A Not So Happy 50th!

"On July 9, 1962 — 50 years ago today — the United States detonated a nuclear weapon high above the Pacific Ocean. Designated Starfish Prime, it was part of a dangerous series of high-altitude nuclear bomb tests at the height of the Cold War. Its immediate effects were felt for thousands of kilometers, but it would also have a far-reaching aftermath that still touches us today."

Discover Magazine

Read the full article by Discover Magazine.