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Friday, July 15, 2011

The Destroyer of Worlds

The gadget, ready to test    (Image via Wikipedia)
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“Trinity was the code name of the first nuclear weapons test of an atomic bomb. This test was conducted by the United States Army on July 16, 1945, in the Jornada del Muerto desert about 35 miles (56 km) southeast of Socorro, New Mexico, at the White Sands Proving Ground, now the White Sands Missile Range. The date of the test is usually considered to be the beginning of the Atomic Age.
Trinity was a test of an implosion-design plutonium device. The weapon's informal nickname was "The Gadget". Using the same conceptual design, the Fat Man device was detonated over Nagasaki, Japan, on August 9, 1945. The Trinity detonation produced an explosive power equivalent to the explosion of about 20 kilotons of TNT.”
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Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds. — From the Bhagavad Gita
The Trinity explosion, 0.016 seconds after detonation, July 16, 1945.      (Image via Wikipedia)

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