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Description The 1945 TRINITY nuclear explosion. Rapatronic picture taken 25ms after detonation.
Author Courtesy of US Govt. Defense Threat Reduction Agency


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  • 2008-05-08 04:20 Tillman 540×410× (19393 bytes) Trinity test, 0.025 sec. after ignition. July 16, 1945 5:29:45 a.m. (Mountain War Time) Trinity Site, Alamogordo Test Range, Jornada del Muerto desert. Yield: 19 - 21 Kilotons URL:



Rapatronic photograph taken 25 milliseconds after the Trinity nuclear test explosion in 1945

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16 July 1945

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current 05:11, 26 January 2011 Thumbnail for version as of 05:11, 26 January 2011540 × 410 (19 KB)BomaziHigher resolution, higher quality.
19:39, 20 February 2005 Thumbnail for version as of 19:39, 20 February 2005400 × 306 (20 KB)BenTelsThe 1945 TRINITY nuclear explosion.

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