Hiroshima's Radiation

70th anniversary of the Hiroshima atomic bombing (infographic)
Mushroom cloud over Hiroshima seen from the sky.

Firestorm over Hiroshima, August 6, 1945.

Michael Greshko, Contributor

(Inside Science) -- Yesterday, Inside Science released a feature on how the atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki continue to influence safety standards for radiation exposure, through long-term studies of survivors.

For today -- the 70th anniversary of the Hiroshima atomic bombing-- we have prepared a graphic illustrating the radiation unleashed by Little Boy, the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima, as compared to other key figures on radiation exposure.

Michael Greshko is a science writer based in Washington, D.C., who has written for NOVA Next, the National Academies, and NYTimes.com, among other outlets. He tweets at @michaelgreshko.

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