NUKEMAP: Visualize Blasting Cities with Historic Nuclear Weapons



NUKEMAP, a Google Maps application by Alex Wellerstein, makes the dangers of nuclear war personal. Move the marker anywhere in the world, then select a nuclear weapon. You can choose anything from the 20 ton Davy Crockett portable missile to the 100 megaton Tsar Bomba. The latter is pictured above detonating over Lubbock, Texas.

Link -via Geekologie

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Having grown up near D.C. during the Cold War, a memorable science lesson was the day we calculated these sorts of things for our little suburb as if a bomb had been dropped on the park in the center of the Pentagon, which was always known colloquially as "ground zero."
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