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Baker Test Atomic Explosion During Operation Crossroads

Photograph of the mushroom cloud caused by the detonation of a Fat Man plutonium implosion-type nuclear bomb (the kind dropped on Nagasaki), during the Baker Test of Operation Crossroads. The bomb, named Helen of Bikin,i had a yield of 23 kilotons of TNT (96 TJ), and was detonated 90 feet (27 m) underwater, halfway between the surface and the seafloor, on July 25, 1946. Bikini Atoll, Marshall Islands


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