France's Nuclear Aircraft Carrier, Aglow in the Dark

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This long exposure night shot shows a Rafale M multirole fighter aircraft parking on the flight deck of Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier, the flagship of the French Navy.

Charles de Gaulle is the only nuclear-powered carrier completed outside of the United States Navy. It started military operations against Islamic State in Iraq on the February 23rd 2015. Don't worry though—the bright glow is a result of the long exposure, and nothing to do with its nuclear power source. [Ministère de la Défense]

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