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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").


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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