This Is What a ‘Successful Interception’ of an ICBM Looks Like

On Tuesday, the United States successfully shot down a mock ICBM over the Pacific Ocean during a test of its ground-based missile interceptor, technology that could thwart a potential attack from, say, North Korea.

U.S. officials called it a “direct hit,” and experts likened it to a bullet crashing into another bullet. On Wednesday, the Pentagon released footage of the video, which shows the ground-interceptor launch, and the massive collision in the exo-atmosphere. Glad this was only a test.

This Is What an ‘Interception’ of a Mock ICBM Looks Like