It's an imager! It's a diagnostic! It's...Super cpRad

CHARGED-PARTICLE RADIOGRAPHY—TAKING THE "X" OUT OF X-RAY

Suppose for a minute that Superman had come to Earth endowed with proton vision, whereby he could emit beams of high-energy protons from his eyes and thus see through any substance, including dense materials like lead or plutonium that are opaque to his celebrated x-ray vision. He would also be able to follow with astonishing clarity and detail the nearly instantaneous changes an object goes through when subjected to extreme forces, such as when hit by explosion-driven shock waves. Accordingly, Superman's proton vision would have been a remarkable boon to the nuclear weapons community, which, since the days of the Manhattan Project, has wanted to peer inside a detonated nuclear weapon and watch its plutonium core implode and go critical.

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