Trinity: Birth of the Atomic Age

Trinity: Birth of the Atomic Age

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Jake Port, Cosmos Magazine
It’s early morning, July 16, 1945. A large steel globe nicknamed the Gadget’ sits perched on top of a tower in the Jornada del Muerto desert, near Alamogordo, New Mexico. Wires and cables are hooked up to every surface. All is silent. Suddenly the site turns to day with a brilliant flash of light and explosion unlike anything ever witnessed. The nuclear age has begun.The detonation of the world’s first nuclear bomb was code-named Trinity by J. Robert Oppenheimer, the scientist in charge of Project Y’, the group that designed and built the bomb. He later said the name was partly inspired…

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July 17, 2017 at 10:03PM

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