Aerial view of the first atomic bomb's dark crater surrounded by a lighter splash created when the explosion's heat melted the sand to glass in an area encircled by a high wire fence which is patrolled by military police on horseback, in the desert.


  • Date: 1945-09
  • Location: Alamogordo, NM, US
  • Physical Dimensions: B/W TRANSMISSION
  • Subject Keywords: Atomic Energy, Aerial, Special Collections, Photography, Bomb Tests, American, Nevada, Great Life Photographers (Glp Production Scans), 1940s
  • Publisher: TimeLife
  • Usage: For personal non-commercial use only
  • Provider: LIFE
  • Photographer: Fritz Goro
  • Original ID: TimeLife_image_13051111
  • Credits: LIFE
  • Copyright: © Time Inc.

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