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Robert Del Tredici - At Work in the Fields of the Bomb

99. Trinity: 5:30A.M., July 16, 1945

The Trinity atomic blast took place in the Alamogordo Desert of New Mexico. Berlyn Brixner was the official photographer for the event. This is one of his images of the world's first atomic explosion.

"There is this tremendously brilliant light that comes out of the initial part of the explosion, then the formation of a ball of fire, which becomes an immense ball of white-hot material. That's the image that persists in my mind, rather than the residue of dust and cloud that occurs afterwards."

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