Photograph of the Second Before Doomsday

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Peacekeeper Missile Re-entry


The picture above is from an actual test of a single U.S. nuclear missile holding at least 8 dummy warheads. Each line shows the deployed warhead striking the ocean at well over 4,000 miles per hour.

The stunning full-size photograph can be seen in Wikipedia's gallery of the Peacekeeper missile.

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I had forgotten how it felt to live "under the bomb". Seeing this really brought back memories . . . not necessarily pleasant ones. I had a macabre fascination with the idea of nuclear apocalypse while growing up, but the collapse of the Soviet Union seemed to put those ideas to rest. Thiis reminds me that those weapons are still waiting in their silos.
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