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Trinity Test

    

This Day in History
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Submitted by @whiskey_sk

 

On this day in 1945, the USA tested "the Gadget" - the first functional nuclear bomb on a test site in New Mexico.

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The test site before explosion.

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Fireball 16 milliseconds after explosion.

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Mushroom cloud forming at Trinity site.

 

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