Radiation Samplers, Trinity Site

Radiation Samplers, Trinity Site

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Credit: Kent Wood/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico, Trinity Site National Historic Landmark. Shown here during the last free public tour on April 2, 2011, are some of Dr. Paul Rubin's radiation counter samplers at the Trinity Site. The counter on the right shows a level of 510 millirems of radiation from the concentration of buried Trinitite. The monument marking ground zero is where the first atomic bomb, constructed under the Manhattan Project, was tested on July 16, 1945, at 5:29:45 a.m. Mountain War Time. The second atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima, Japan on August 6, the third on Nagasaki, Japan on August 9 and on August 14, 1945 Japan surrendered ending World War II. Trinity Site National Historic Landmark is located in the White Sands Missile Range,

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