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Remastered footage of the first ever atomic bomb

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The cloud then rapidly expands with the raw energy created by the nuclear fission chain reaction. Onlookers to the ground-breaking event included notable scientists Enrico Fermi, Richard Feynman and Robert Oppenheimer

The cloud then rapidly expands with the raw energy created by the nuclear fission chain reaction. Onlookers to the ground-breaking event included notable scientists Enrico Fermi, Richard Feynman and Robert Oppenheimer


Incredible remastered footage has been released showing the moment the world's first ever nuclear bomb was detonated.

The 'Trinity' test on 5:29am MT (11:29am GMT) July 16, 1945 was the culmination of years of work by the famed Manhattan Project and ushered into existence the nuclear era when the plutonium bomb, dubbed 'Gadget', exploded in the Jornada del Muerto desert, the daily Mail reports.



Footage released by YouTube site AtomCentral shows it in unprecedented clarity after the removal of dirt and scratches minimised defects in the processing of the original negative.

The Trinity test involved a bomb referred to as 'Gadget' (pictured). It was detonated successfully and laid the foundations for the rest of the US Manhattan Project which resulted in the only two times a nuclear weapon has been used when descendants of this device were used to destroy Nagasaki and Hiroshima

The Trinity test involved a bomb referred to as 'Gadget' (pictured). It was detonated successfully and laid the foundations for the rest of the US Manhattan Project which resulted in the only two times a nuclear weapon has been used when descendants of this device were used to destroy Nagasaki and Hiroshima


The explosion was equivalent to 18.6 kilotons of TNT (78 TJ) and was the predecessor to the Fat Man bomb dropped over Nagasaki, Japan, on August 9, 1945 - killing more than 40,000 people.

The site was originally the USAAF Alamogordo Bombing and Gunnery Range and was converted into a site for the detonation by the US military.

A mushroom cloud erupted from Gadget after it was detonated and plumed into the air, creating the iconic image synonymous with nuclear warfare.

Future tests would go on to be done in nevada and the US military conducted nearly 1,000. To date, the US is the only nation in the world to use nuclear weapons against a foreign enemy

Future tests would go on to be done in nevada and the US military conducted nearly 1,000. To date, the US is the only nation in the world to use nuclear weapons against a foreign enemy


The cloud then rapidly expands with the raw energy created by the nuclear fission chain reaction.

Onlookers to the ground-breaking event included notable scientists Enrico Fermi, Richard Feynman and Robert Oppenheimer.
YouTuber, AtomCentral, recently also released footage of 1953 nuclear tests in Nevada.

These included videos showing how a 15-kiloton Grable bomb blast can strip the paint off cars.

The video came from the Federal Civil Defense Administration's Upshot-Knothole nuclear test series.

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