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absurdonio:    Exposed wiring of The Gadget, the nuclear device which exploded as part of Trinity, the first nuclear weapons test of an atomic bomb. At the time of this photo, the device was being prepared for its detonation, which took place on July 16, 1945. (U.S. Department of Defense)  Yucca Flat (via When We Tested Nuclear Bombs - Alan Taylor - In Focus - The Atlantic)

absurdonio: Exposed wiring of The Gadget, the nuclear device which exploded as part of Trinity, the first nuclear weapons test of an atomic bomb. At the time of this photo, the device was being prepared for its detonation, which took place on July 16, 1945. (U.S. Department of Defense) Yucca Flat (via When We Tested Nuclear Bombs - Alan Taylor - In Focus - The Atlantic)

The Manhattan Project: B Reactor Control Console, Source of Nagasaki Bomb Plutonium, Hanford Nuclear Reservation, Washington, 1944

The Manhattan Project: B Reactor Control Console, Source of Nagasaki Bomb Plutonium, Hanford Nuclear Reservation, Washington, 1944

B Reactor Front Face, Source of Nagasaki Bomb Plutonium, Hanford Nuclear Reservation, WA 1944

B Reactor Front Face, Source of Nagasaki Bomb Plutonium, Hanford Nuclear Reservation, WA 1944

Vehicles line up to watch a nuclear bomb test in the Nevada desert: unpublished LIFE Magazine Photos From 1955

Vehicles line up to watch a nuclear bomb test in the Nevada desert: unpublished LIFE Magazine Photos From 1955

Aug 6, 1945  The U.S. drops a nuclear bomb on Hiroshima that kills over 100,000 people.

Aug 6, 1945 The U.S. drops a nuclear bomb on Hiroshima that kills over 100,000 people.