What looks at first like a rudimentary charcoal sketch or some kind of strange Rorschach test is actually one of history’s most important images: the very first photograph ever taken.
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The Peacekeeper missile is anything but peaceful.
These eight lights beaming down on the Marshal Islands like a scene from War of the Worlds is not a sight you’d ever want to see in person. Thankfully, the above photo captured only a test of the eight re-entry vehicles from a single Peacekeeper missile — a missile so deadly the United States agreed to destroy all of them by 2003 as part of the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty II.
At first glance, the above photo of an F-18 Hornet bursting through a white cloud looks like something out of a comic book. All that’s missing is a text bubble saying “BAM!” or “ZOOM!”
At second glance, the photo looks like it shows a jet breaking the sound barrier. And for years, that incredible moment is what we all thought we were seeing (and what won the photo awards and acclaim). But even that explanation is not actually correct.