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Scroll down to see each of these images individually. The images are:

1. Fission (this graphic is adapted from a graphic originally produced by the Washington State Department of Health; the modifications are original to the History Division, now Office of History and Heritage Resources, 2003);

2. Fat Man (plutonium bomb), August 1945 (courtesy the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (via theNational Archives));

3. F Reactor Plutonium Production Complex Hanford, Washington, 1945;

4. A Cockroft-Walton machine at Los Alamos, New Mexico (courtesy the Los Alamos National Laboratory; it is reprinted in John F. Hogerton, ed., "Cockroft-Walton Machine," The Atomic Energy Deskbook (New York: Reinhold Publishing Corporation, 1963, prepared under the auspices of the Division of Technical Information, U.S. Atomic Energy Commission), 102);

5. A house blown apart by an atomic test in Nevada; the photograph is courtesy REECO, Bechtel Nevada; it is reprinted from Terrence R. Fehner and F. G. Gosling, Origins of the Nevada Test Site (Washington: History Division, Department of Energy, December 2000), 85;

6. Y-12 uranium enrichment area, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, 1944 (courtesy the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory);

7. The crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise spelling out on deck what makes their ship go. Enterprise was the world's first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, and sailing alongside the ship are U.S.S. Long Beach and U.S.S. Bainbridge, both of which are also nuclear-powered (photograph courtesy the Department of the Navy (via the National Archives). It was taken by "William, J., PHC").

Fission

Fat Man, August 1945

Plutonium production area at Hanford, 1945

Cockroft-Walton machine, Los Alamos

House 3,500 feet from 'ground zero,' atomic test, Nevada, March 17, 1953

Uranium enrichment area, Oak Ridge, 1943

Crew of U.S.S. Enterprise, June 30, 1964


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