Krakatoa sunsets, 1883 artworks
Krakatoa sunsets. Artwork of the spectacular red and orange sunsets caused in London, England, by the August 1883 eruption of Krakatoa, a volcano thousands of kilometres away in Indonesia. The ash thrown up by the eruption caused sunsets like these for years afterwards. These three artworks are a sequence, showing twilight and afterglow effects at Chelsea, London, on 26 November 1883, at around: 4.40pm (top); 5pm (middle); and 6.15pm (bottom). These are among the thousands of sunset sketches made by the British artist William Ashcroft. Krakatoa's eruption prompted many reports and investigations. These artworks formed the frontispiece for The Report of the Krakatoa Committee of the Royal Society (1888).
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Hydrogen bomb explosion
Hydrogen bomb explosion. Mushroom cloudproduced by the detonation of XX-35 Apache, a1.85-megaton thermonuclear bomb on 8 July 1956.This was one of a series of detonations carriedout during Operation Redwing on the Enewetak andBikini Atolls in the Marshall Islands of thePacific Ocean during 1956. Operation Redwingtested the design of actual thermonuclear weapons.XX-35 Apache was a prototype for the XW-27 warheadfor a Regulus I missile. The device weighed 1335kilograms. Although it was a thermonuclear deviceusing fusion, a high proportion of the explosionwas due to fission.
© Us Department Of Energy/Science Photo Library
Arabian Oryx (Oryx leucoryx) at sunset. Previously extinct in the wild, their conservation
Arabian Oryx (Oryx leucoryx) at sunset. Previously extinct in the wild, their conservation status is now stable thanks to conservation efforts.This male is part of a reintroduction program in Dubai, UAE.
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