61 years ago- first atomic explosion.

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    16 July 1945, 5:29:45 am- the first atomic bomb test, code named Trinity, was detonated in the first atomic explosion in history. The explosive yield was 20-22 Kt (initially estimated at 18.9 Kt), vaporizing the steel tower...
     

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    Whats unsettling is so many countries now have the desire to build their own and use them.
     
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    Is the area where it was tested still radio active?
     
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    Cool, but tell me guys I saw a picture of two men standing at the little stumps of the tower after the nuke were tested I do not know how long afterwards, but did any of the men involved in the testing die?
     
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    They died of old age.
     
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    So they did not get any radiation?
     
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    Yes they got radiation, but obviously it wasnt enough to cause a premature death.
     
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    But seriously, it must be a somewhat foreboding feeling to see the first spot of atomic mayhem, even though it was only a test.

    Nice pics.
     
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    To think guys that it is a little thing that makes such a bomb and the cloud the A-bomb makes is great and it is very fascinating for me.
     
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    Yes it is. Is there anything much more powerful than an exploding atom?
     
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    Fusing atoms - fusion is much more powerful than fission (also a lot harder to do)...
     
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    Correct Gnomey.
     
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    hence the hydrogen bomb, a combination of fusion and fission, and to put it into context, fusion is what happens in the sun and look how much energy that gives out, it needs a temperature of 20 million degrees C to get it started though................
     
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    A black hole bomb :D
     
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    Matter/Anti-Matter? If the theory is correct, Matter and Anti-Matter duked it out in the begining of the Universe and Matter won. These two forces/existences/particles???) whatevers canceled each other out and by doing so, released gobs of energy. Unlike Fission and Fusion, the interaction was 100% efficient. Here's the inevitable link:

    Matter and Anti-matter

    Nobody has ever done it. But in theory, only a little bit makes one helluva big bang.:eeeeek:
     
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