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A Suprisingly Clear Photo of an Explosion's Shock Wave

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Defence Research and Development Canada's (DRDC) experimental proving ground is a piece of land over 470 square kilometers — and its isolated, clear, and moderate weather makes the location perfect for scientists and researchers to do defense work. Like this explosion.

Image credit: Defence Research and Development Canada

This particular photo is of an explosives test at the experimental proving ground. The photo gives an unusually clear look at the shock wave that accompanies the explosion, distorting the view around the fireball as it travels outward.


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