Hiroshima before the atomic bomb.
Served as a trade center and a port of navigation.
In the 1600's it became one of Japan's largest cities.
Hiroshima after the atomic bomb "Little Boy" on August 6, 1945 during WWII.
Thousands of people died immediately after the bomb was dropped, and many passed away due to exposure to radiation.
Emission of energy as electromagnetic waves. Exposure to high levels damage internal organs leading to death.
B-29 Superfortress heavy bomber.
Four engine propeller driven heavy bomber designed by Boeing.
Name of aircraft that carried the first atomic bomb used in warfare.
Silverplated (modified to carry bombs)
Flown primarily by the United States during WWII.
Dropped approximately at 8:15,and exploded 43 seconds later it was dropped.
Explodes through a series of chain reactions.
Made with Uranium 235
Nagasaki after the second atomic bomb was dropped over Japan.
August 9, 1945, two days after Hiroshima.
The "atomic cloud" was what ended WWII.
Dropped over Nagasaki August 6, 1945.
Contained Plutonium 239
Second nuclear weapon used in warfare.
Hiroshima, modern day today.
No longer radioactive.
Radiation will be present for a very long time, but is not enough to affect human health.
Atomic bomb used in Hiroshima and Nagasaki were not as powerful as nuclear weapons today.
Present day Nagasaki.
Rebuilt and is habitable.
Radiation levels in Hiroshima and Nagasaki is about the same as natural radiation on the Earth.
Chernobyl released 200 times more radiation than Hiroshima and Nagasaki combined making it uninhabitable as of today.