Trinity Site
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member linkys
N 33° 53.065 W 106° 40.298
13S E 345411 N 3750597
Quick Description: Marker commemorating the initial 1945 atomic bomb test which took place in nearby White Sands area.
Location: New Mexico, United States
Date Posted: 11/14/2009 3:12:30 PM
Waymark Code: WM7NMV
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member GEO*Trailblazer 1
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Long Description:

This marker is on US Hwy 380, near the entrance to the White Sands Missile Range, north of where the actual detonation took place

TRINITY SITE

The nuclear age began with the detonation of the world's first atomic bomb at the Trinity Site on July 16. 1945.The site may have been named Trinity by J. Robert Oppenheimer, director of the Los Alamos Nuclear Physics Laboratory, who said at the blast,"Now, I am become Death and destroyer of world's," quoting from the Bhagavad Gita. The detonation of the bomb marked the culmination of the Manhattan Project.
History::
Wikipedia covers it... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trinity_(nuclear_test)


Link to History,Plaque or Sign:: [Web Link]

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