11 JUN 2012 by ideonexus

 The Birth of the Atomic Age

The Atomic Age began at exactly 5.30 Mountain War Time on the morning of July 15, 1945, on a stretch of semi-desert land about 50 airline miles from Alamogordo, New Mexico. And just at that instance there rose from the bowels of the earth a light not of this world, the light of many suns in one. ... At first it was a giant column that soon took the shape of a supramundane mushroom.
Folksonomies: history atomic
Folksonomies: history atomic
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Down to the minute. A glorious, haunting description.