New Mexico - People at Trinity Site

A few more photos from yesterday's visit to the Trinity Site on the White Sands Missile Range, where the first test atomic bomb was exploded.

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(click to enlarge) Crowds returning from ground zero

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(click to enlarge) Matched set

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(click to enlarge) Tourists standing in Jumbo, the steel cylinder designed to contain the plutonium if the chemical implosion did not produce criticality. It was eventually not used.

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