As close as you will ever be to a nuclear explosion
THIS IS FUCKING TERRIFYING
No thank you.
The columns of smoke in the foreground are telephone poles boiling
This is way cooler to look at than it should be
Science side of Tumblr would like to add:
Heat is generally transmitted in 3 forms: conduction, convection, radiation.
The fact that the telephone poles and wires are boiling away well before the shockwave hits them indicates that the heat from the explosion has not reached them by convection (much slower than the speed of sound) or by conduction (at best, comparable to the speed of sound), but purely by radiation. In other words: the explosion is bright enough to boil everything.
In honour of finding my comment in a popular repost i’ll add that all of the liquid in this picture is turning to vapour. It’s likely that some solids have near-instantaneously changed from liquid to gas as well. A-bombs ain’t nothin’ to mess with
please keep beau in your thougtts and/or prayers. he had a seizure this morning. as a sister, its one of the worst things that can happen to someone as sweet and loving as beau. hes a warrior, hes gonna be okay. please still keep hin in your thoughts as he heals. love ya mr beau.
this kid is everything to me, he’s so sweet. if we have anyone here who prays please please keep him in your prayers or just keep him in your thoughts. he’s autistic so i dont know if thats what brought it on but its such a terrifying thing and i just want him to be okay.