Today marks 71 years since the first nuclear weapon detonation. Codenamed ‘Trinity’ it was detonated on July 16, 1945, in the Jornada Del Muerto desert in New Mexico. This graphic takes a brief look at the device itself, and also at trinitite, the pale green glass left behind as a remnant of the test.
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References & Further Reading
- Trinitite – the atomic rock – N Eby and others (£)
- Analysing trinitite, a radioactive piece of history – H Scott
- The first atomic test – The Trinity Atomic Website