Haunting Map Shows All Nuclear Bombs That Exploded Since 1945

The visualization features 2,153 nuclear detonations that have taken place.

A poignant new visualization shows all 2,153 atomic bomb detonations that happened across the globe since testing began in 1945, mapping out the where and when.

During HuffPost Live's Nerds Forum segment (above) on Tuesday, a panel of science enthusiasts examined the map's many explosions and discussed the world's nuclear weapon history. Check out the map -- which is color-coded as red for atmospheric explosion, yellow for underground, and blue for underwater -- in its entirety below.

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