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Daemon
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First Test of a Nuclear Weapon (1945)

Called the Trinity test, the first test of a nuclear weapon was conducted by the US in New Mexico on what is now White Sands Missile Range. The detonation of the implosion-design plutonium bomb—the same type used on Nagasaki, Japan, a few weeks later—was equivalent to the explosion of approximately 20 kilotons of TNT, and is usually considered the beginning of the Atomic Age. It is said that the scientists who observed the detonation set up a betting pool on what the result would be. Who won? More...
Milica Boghunovich
Posted: Thursday, July 16, 2015 11:24:10 AM
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Daemon wrote:
First Test of a Nuclear Weapon (1945)

Called the Trinity test, the first test of a nuclear weapon was conducted by the US in New Mexico on what is now White Sands Missile Range. The detonation of the implosion-design plutonium bomb—the same type used on Nagasaki, Japan, a few weeks later—was equivalent to the explosion of approximately 20 kilotons of TNT, and is usually considered the beginning of the Atomic Age. It is said that the scientists who observed the detonation set up a betting pool on what the result would be. Who won? More...


Only truly intelligent minds see that there should be a total end to the military and all the weapons on the beautiful planet Earth! All the money and power needs to be put in the hands of the non-pretend Pacifists who will use money to solve conflicts through a peaceful process, and by everyone respecting God's commandment "thou shalt not kill" under any circumstances... God is the one who gives us life, and is the only one who has the right to take our life away when the appointed point comes...
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