According to the Popular Mobilization Forces—an army formed to fight ISIS in Iraq—a car bomb exploded today in the north of Samarra, Iraq. Someone was recording with a cellphone and captured the explosion in the distance with pristine quality.
Everybody knows that embarrassing “nope” moment in the movie theater when CGI explosions just don’t look real at all. Fortunately, science has helped Hollywood improve things in recent years — and this video shows how.
Mexico’s newest communications satellite crashed into Siberia just minutes after launch early this morning. This marks the sixth catastrophic mishap of this particular configuration of a Roscomos Proton-M rocket since 2010.
Calbuco, a stratovolcano in southern Chile, began erupting yesterday at 7pm local time. First spewing massive ash clouds then, at 10pm, erupting explosively as its fragile structure collapsed inwards. Here’s all the stunning imagery and video; we’ll keep it updated as this develops. You can see it from space!
The guys at AtomCentral uploaded this video depicting the failed test of the Atlas missile back in 1961. The footage—scanned to HD from the original film—shows the rocket exploding in an epic and mesmerizing slow motion that would make Michael Bay drool.
Impressive video of a new Norwegian Naval Strike Missile tested off the coat of Andøya, in northern Norway: The 400-pound, four-meter-long, 150-kilometer-range weapon hit and blew up the frigate KNM Trondheim.
The up-close footage from the ill fated launch attempt of the Orbital Sciences Corporation Antares rocket has just released, almost a month later. It's terrifying.
The explosions caused by this malfunctioning fireworks launching mechanism were so big and the noise so deafening that they could make Michael Bay proud. Beware of your volume level.
The launch failure of Orbital Science's Antares last night spurred a shockingly huge fireball—rocket fuel can do that. But here's a perspective only a few people witnessed: The explosion from 3,000 feet up. To paraphrase the pilot who filmed it, HOLY COW.
Today I learned that scientists blow up 100 tons of TNT in the middle of nowhere not just for the fun of it, but to listen to the blast. The Comprehensive Nuclear‑Test‑Ban Treaty Organization sets microphones thousands of miles away to listen to low frequency waves produced by these TNT explosions.
Ka-boom. Clearing fields of mines with rockets is probably one of the most spectacular military duties you can be assigned with. In this photo, taken two weeks ago near Camp Leatherneck in Helmand province, Afghanistan, you can see an M1 Assault Breacher Vehicle–and the huge ball of fire that its MICLIC rockets caused…
This tree fell on a high voltage line and was then blown up with detonation cord, shattering it into fragments in a highly satisfying explosion. The action was over in seconds and the deadwood blasted into conveniently transportable sections.
No matter how fast you're driving, no matter the weather conditions, if someone fires a Brimstone missile from a MQ-9 Reaper drone and you're the target, you're dead. This slow-motion test compilation shows its terrifying precision and the destruction that follows. Just look at that shockwave moving.
One freakin' goddamn huge explosion at some open-pit mine or a road construction or who knows what. Don't know, don't care: It's a freakin' huge explosion. That's all, people. Enjoy.
If you thought you had problems with the snow, be happy that at least the snow—and the ground itself—is not exploding under your feet, like it happened to this deer. I can't believe he survived that one. Watch the video, because it's even better.
Early yesterday morning, a fireworks factory near Granada, Colombia apparently exploded, blowing up five separate warehouses used to store gunpowder. If you've ever needed a reason not to play with fireworks—this is it.
So remember how traffic was pretty bad in Florida yesterday? You know, because of an unmanned drone unexpectedly spiraling down from the heavens and blowing up next to US 98 Highway by Tyndall Air Base? Well, there's video now—or at least of the aftermath. And they were not kidding about that smoke cloud.