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02/10/2015 07:51 BST | Updated 02/10/2015 07:59 BST

Never-Before-Seen Footage Captures One Of The First Atomic Bomb Tests In HD

There is something horrifyingly beautiful about watching a nuclear bomb go off. It's the sheer scale of the power that is being released combined with the visual spectacle that when combined, can send a shiver down your spine.

To see this in HD then brings us closer to what is a visual warning against the dangers of playing with nature.

The video in question shows tests from Operation Teapot in 1955. These tests took place at the US Military's Nevada Test Range and included small to medium yield detonations.

These would become the foundation for a new generation of fission devices that would become smaller and more powerful over the next few years.