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Hiroshima's Radiation

Hiroshima's Radiation

70th anniversary of the Hiroshima atomic bombing (infographic)

Thursday, August 6, 2015 - 18:00

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.

Click the picture below to see the graphic in full view.


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


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