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Trinity

Trinity was the code name of the first detonation of a nuclear weapon,
conducted by the U.S. Army on July 16, 1945, as a result of the Manhattan
Project. The new test site, named the White Sands Proving Ground, was
built in the Jornada del Muerto desert about 35 miles (56 km) southeast
of Socorro, New Mexico. Trinity used an implosion-design plutonium device,
informally nicknamed 'The Gadget', using the same conceptual design as
the Fat Man.

Oil and acrylic on canvas, 37 x 49", (95 x 125 cm), 2014