On August 9, 1945, just over 2 1/2 pounds of plutonium was converted to energy 1650 feet over Nagasaki.

Two and a half pounds–about the weight of a 28 week premature newborn baby.

Yosuke Yamahata, A Japanese army photographer, took this picture the day after the Fat Man fell over Nagasaki.

More of Mr. Yamahata’s photography can be seen here.

One Reply to “Nagasaki”

  1. Going to Hiroshima in November 2019 made it all so overwhelmingly real for me…

    I don’t know how the Japanese people could ever have forgiven us…

    I suppose it is tied into the reality that governments create the horrors rather than citizens, but it is a reminder of the importance of being an educated and discriminating thinker as a voter and making certain that EVERYONE VOTES so we all take personal responsibility for the actions of our representatives.

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