Specimen of sand melted by the explosion of the first test atomic bomb, New Mexico, July 1945

Made:
1945 in Alamogordo

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Specimen of sand melted by the explosion of the first test atomic bomb, Trinity site, Alamogordo, New Mexico, USA, tested at 5:29:45 a.m. Mountain War Time on 16 July 1945, green glassy substance formed is known as 'Trinitite'.

Details

Category:
Nuclear Physics
Object Number:
1946-182
Measurements:
frame: 150 x 150 x 30 mm
type:
mineral specimens
credit:
Professor P.B. Moon.