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TRINITY (NUCLEAR TEST)
On July 16, 1945, exactly 75 years ago, scientists tested Gadget — the world’s first atomic bomb — in what was dubbed as the ‘Trinity Test’.
Trinity was the code name of the first detonation of a nuclear device.
It was conducted by the United States Army on July 16, 1945, as part of the Manhattan Project.
The test was conducted in the Jornada del Muerto desert about 56 km southeast of Socorro, New Mexico. The test was planned and directed by Kenneth Bainbridge.
The test was of an implosion-design plutonium device, informally nicknamed "The Gadget", of the same design as the Fat Man bomb later detonated over Nagasaki, Japan, on August 9, 1945.