Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Trinity Site Anniversary

Today in History! (big booming voice)

On July 16, 1945 the first nuclear device was detonated in the White Sands Missile Range 35 miles SE of Socorro, NM.















The explosion as photographed 0.016 seconds after detonation.

















The obelisk as it sits today at Trinity Site. Photograph by Munpe Q.


2 comments:

Bird said...

That's a super nice obelisk photo Mister Q. Nice work

Hercules Rockefeller said...

Shenanigans. That obelisk would have been wiped out by the explosion.