72th Anniversary of Trinity Test

The Trinity Test of 1945 was the first full-scale, real-world test of a nuclear weapon.

On July 16, 1945, the world’s first atomic bomb was detonated 200 miles south of Los Alamos at Trinity Site on the Alamogordo bombing range. Under the scientific leadership of J. Robert Oppenheimer and the military direction of General Leslie R. Groves, scientists at the Laboratory had successfully weaponized the atom.

Take a look at the history at LANL’s Trinity to Trinity

 

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