Photo gallery: Atomic bomb’s 70th anniversary packs Trinity Site


Trinity Site drew thousands from across the nation and the world April 4 to the spot where the first atomic bomb exploded on July 16, 1945. The site, located on White Sands Missile Range outside Soccorro, N.M., is only open to the public two days a year – in April and October.

An obelisk made of lava stones marks the spot where the first atomic bomb was exploded on on July 16, 1945. Photo by Kate Gannon,
Visitors at the entrance to Trinity Site take pictures of Jumbo, a steel container that was on site when the bomb exploded. Photo by Kate Gannon,
Green pebbles scattered on the ground.
The bomb blast at Trinity Site super heated the sand to create a glassy green substance known as Trinitite. Photo by Kate Gannon,

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