On November 1, 1952, the United States tested its first ever thermonuclear device at Enewetak Atoll in the Marshall Islands.
The Mike Shot yielded 10.4 megatons of TNT and was roughly 1000 times larger than the bomb dropped on Hiroshima seven years earlier.
“Ivy Mike” vaporized the island of Elugelab and was the fourth largest nuclear test ever conducted by the U.S.
And if you ask yourself what are what are all those freaky spots? It’s just plasma! So creepy!