ds for the following two
fireworks hours.

At 5: 10 a.m. the countdown started
and at 5:29:45 the device exploded su

ccessfully. To most observers th
e brilliance of the light from the

explosion--watched through dark gla
sses--overshadowed the shock wave and

sound that arrived

later. Many wi

tnesses remember the sound bouncing off the

It's going to be a real blast!

mountains creating

an echoing

effect. Hans Bethe, one of

the contributing scientists, w
rote "it looked
like a giant magnesium

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e wh
ich kept on for what seemed a whole minute but was actually one or two seconds. The white
l gr
ew and after a few seconds became clouded with dust whipped up by the explosion from
und and rose and left Safety class. Field trip to EMRTC's Torres Lab for practical experiments.
nd a black trail of dus
t particles." Joe McKibben, another scientist, said, "We had a
of f
lood lights on for taking movies of the control panel. When the bomb went off, the lights were drowned out by the big light
ing in through the open door in the back." Others were impressed by the heat they immediately
t. M
ilitary policeman Davis said, "The heat was like opening up an oven door, even at 10 miles.
" Dr. Phillip Morrison said, "Suddenly, not only was there