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Trinity is usually estimated at 20 kilotons.

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How many feet did the first atomic bomb explode?

The Trinity test explosion fireball was more than 1200 feet in diameter, minor damage was found on a manned bunker 30000 feet from the blast.


How much does an atomic bomb test cost?

That depends mostly on the instrumentation you want to collect data on the test blast. The bomb itself is cheap.


Which island was used to test the hydrogen bomb?

The first hydrogen bomb test was Ivy Mike on the island of Eugelab in Eniwetok atoll. The device was a cylinder 80 feet tall and 20 feet in diameter weighing over 500 tons. The yield was 10 megatons. Eugelab ceased to be an island and became a water filled crater. This crater was later used for other lower yield hydrogen bomb tests in other series.


What was the code name of the first nuclear explosion in history?

The first test explosion of a fission nuclear device was tested on July 16, 1945 at Alamogordo, New Mexico, as the culmination of the WWII Manhattan Project. The device and test, codenamed Trinity, had an estimated yield of approximately 20 kilotons, and was the first successful test of a plutonium implosion device.There were many hi-speed cameras running to document the event, and they show the explosion at its initial detonation. The camera technology was pioneered by EG&G founder Harold Edgerton, and the still frame picture of the initial explosion of the Trinity test is one of the most iconic and famous photographs of the 20th century.In the mid '90's following the breakup of the USSR, the Energy Department declassified many documents and test films, and they were eventually made into a documentary video named "Trinity and Beyond: The Atomic Bomb Movie". It is an excellent record of the Trinity test and all subsequent milestone nuclear and thermonuclear detonations. It is available on DVD and is an excellent resource for anyone interested in the field or subject.


Was the first atom bomb built in the state of Washington?

No, the bomb was built in Los Alamos, NM. However the plutonium used in the Trinity test shot and the Fat Man bomb dropped on Nagasaki was made in reactors at Hanford, WA. The uranium used in the Little Boy bomb dropped on Hiroshima was enriched in Oakridge, TN.

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What was the name of the first atomic bomb test?

It was called the Trinity test. It was tested in Trinity, New Mexico. It was not too far from Alamogordo New Mexico.


When was the last atomic bomb explosion in the US?

On July 16th 1945, the US tested their atomic bomb called Trinity in the Jornada Del Muerto desert in New Mexico. This test often marks the beginning of the Atomic Age, as the Trinity tests were followed by the atomic bomb in Nagaski, Japan in August 1945.


Did the Trinity test bomb contain plutonium?

The Trinity bomb contained plutonium.


What did they blow up during the trinity test?

The Trinity Test was the first test of a nuclear device. The bomb detonated at the trinity test was an implosion-type plutonium bomb nicknamed 'the gadget' the bomb was the same type of bomb that was dropped on Nagasaki Japan.


What state set off the the first atomic bomb?

The US, at the Trinity test site in New Mexico on July 16, 1945.


Did Russia know about the atomic bomb when they invaded japan?

Absolutely, their spies had given them the full plans prior to the Trinity test in July.


How many atomic test explosions were there before the bombing of Hiroshima?

There was only one test. The world's first atomic explosion occurred at 05:29:45 MDT on July 16, 1945, at the Trinity test site near Alamogordo, New Mexico. The bomb was dropped on Hiroshima about three weeks later, on August 6, 1945, was not the same design as the Trinity test device. The second bomb, which was dropped on Nagasaki, was similar to the Trinity device.


Where did the second atomic bomb dropped?

Nagasaki , Japan edit: If you consider test bombings, Hiroshima, Japan was actually the second place to be bombed after the Trinity nuclear test.


What was the element used in the first atomic bomb?

Plutonium was used in the Trinity test, Uranium in the first combat weapon.


How big was the first atomic bomb?

The first atomic bomb detonated was the Trinity Test Bomb on July 16, 1945. It had the estimated explosive power eqivalent of 20,000 Tons of TNT. It was identical to the bomb dropped on Nagasaki 3 weeks later. The Hiroshima bomb was of a different design and was about 15,000 Tons equvalent.


Where was the atomic bomb first detonated?

The Trinity test site in what is now the northeast corner of White Sands Missile Range in NM.


What are some historic sites in New Mexico?

Trinity Test Site, where the first atomic bomb was tested on July 16, 1945Santa FeLos Alamosetc.