Home     Contact     Projects     Experiments     Circuits     Theory     BLOG     PIC Tutorials     Time for Science     RSS     Terms of services     Privacy policy  
 Home      Projects     Experiments     Circuits     Theory     BLOG     PIC Tutorials     Time for Science   

<< Back to INDEX

Trinity was the code name of the first nuclear explosion test [Random Knowledge #33]
posted March 28 2013 21:28.31 by Giorgos Lazaridis

Apart from Carrie-Anne Moss, Trinity was the code name of the very first detonation of a nuclear device. The test involved an implosion-design plutonium device. The bomb had the name "The Gadget" and released energy equal to 20 kilotons of TNT. It was conducted by the United States Army on July 16, 1945 in the Jornada del Muerto desert about 35 miles southeast of Socorro, New Mexico. This date was the opening of a new era, the Atomic Age...

Eventually, this test lead to the Fat Man, the bomb with the same conceptual design that was detonated over Nagasaki, Japan, on August 9, 1945.

First Photo: The Trinity explosion, 16 ms after detonation. [Source: Wikipedia]
Second Photo: The Gadget. [Source: Wikipedia]

You might also like...

Should one run or walk in the rain? Proved in maths! [Lifehacks]

How microwave ovens work [Video]

Bombarding a Go-Pro with X-Rays

These are the worlds deadliest poisons [Biology]

Why Do I Study Physics? [Education]

Only about 0.0005% of collision data can be saved in CERN [Science]

Stanford bioengineer creates $5 chemistry set [Research]

Loneliness can make you sick - [Random Knowledge #50]

<< Back to INDEX



  Email (shall not be published)


Notify me of new posts via email

Write your comments below:
BEFORE you post a comment:You are welcome to comment for corrections and suggestions on this page. But if you have questions please use the forum instead to post it. Thank you.


No comment yet...

Be the first to comment on this page!

 Contact     Forum     Projects     Experiments     Circuits     Theory     BLOG     PIC Tutorials     Time for Science     RSS   

Site design: Giorgos Lazaridis
© Copyright 2008
Please read the Terms of services and the Privacy policy