The Hiroshima Bombing, VisualizedS

Graphic designer Mathew Lucas' Hiroshima series depicts the staggering numbers and figures associated with the nuclear bombardment of the ill-fated Japanese city – the world's very first target of a nuclear weapon. The bombing took place sixty-eight years ago today.

The second in a three-piece series, the infographic seen above features a line for every person killed by the bomb at various distances from the blast site. That the visualization resembles a targeting reticle is no coincidence.

Read more at Popular Science. See more of Lucas' work on his website.