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Trinity Test Site

Map depicting the location of the Trinity test site a place known as Jornada del Muerto (“Journey of Death”)

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 the atomicarchive.com website.

 

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