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Map Depicting the Trinity Test Site

Map depicting the location of the Trinity test site located 210 miles south of Los Alamos, New Mexico

The remote test site, for detonating the plutonium bomb, was 210 miles south of Los Alamos in a place known as Jornada del Muerto (“Journey of Death”). 

From the safety of various observation bunkers, located 10,000 yards from the detonation site, Manhattan-Project members watched the world’s first nuclear bomb explode on July 16, 1945.


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Image online, courtesy of The U.S. Department of Energy.

 

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