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rainbow bombs

Rainbow Bombs

Charged particles from nuclear high-altitude and space explosions can cross hemispheres to create an auroral display which has led documentary maker Peter Kuran to characterize these detonations as 'the rainbow bombs'. The Outer Space Treaty of 1967 banned the stationing and use of nuclear weapons in space.

Oil on linen, 12 x 9 inches (30 x 22 cm), 2015