File:Operation Crossroads Baker (wide).jpg

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English: The "Baker" explosion, part of Operation Crossroads, a nuclear weapon test by the United States military at Bikini Atoll, Micronesia, on . The wider, exterior cloud is actually just a condensation cloud caused by the Wilson chamber effect, and was very brief. The actual mushroom cloud is inside the condensation cloud (compare with this image, a photo taken slightly later, after the condensation cloud had cleared). The water released by the explosion was highly radioactive and contaminated many of the ships that were set up near it. Some were otherwise undamaged and sent to Hunter's Point in San Francisco, California, United States for decontamination. Those which could not be decontaminated were sunk a number of miles off the coast of San Francisco.
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Author United States Department of Defense (either the U.S. Army or the U.S. Navy)
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Object location11° 34′ 58.8″ N, 165° 22′ 58.8″ E Kartographer map based on OpenStreetMap.View this and other nearby images on: OpenStreetMap - Google Earthinfo


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current18:14, 26 May 2009Thumbnail for version as of 18:14, 26 May 20095,160 × 2,696 (1.73 MB)AzaToth (talk | contribs)reduce noise
01:03, 1 May 2009Thumbnail for version as of 01:03, 1 May 20095,160 × 2,696 (2.04 MB)Mgiganteus (talk | contribs)higher resolution
15:28, 11 July 2008Thumbnail for version as of 15:28, 11 July 20081,508 × 764 (518 KB)Fastfission~commonswiki (talk | contribs)high res version from LOC
00:25, 13 August 2005Thumbnail for version as of 00:25, 13 August 2005600 × 432 (54 KB)Fastfission~commonswiki (talk | contribs)The "Baker" shot of Operation Crossroads, at the Bikini Atoll, 1946. Picture is either an Army or Navy photo. {{PD-USGov}} Category:Nuclear tests Category:1946
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