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TRINITY (NUCLEAR TEST)

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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.