top surface of the Trinitite layer
still heated somewhat by the fireball
and thus developed a smooth surface."
"We calculated an average fireball
temperature of 8,430 Kelvin," they reported.
That's 14,710 degrees Fahrenheit.
The new theory explains the tiny
spheres of glas and beneficial experience for the students. Specific programs include:
s found onsite as
- drops that
cooled and hardened enough to keep their
shape when they hit the ground. It also
explains why there was Trinitite found
top of the outer edges of the asphalt used
around the 100-foot tower and on some
objects left in the ground zero area.
- rs and scientists relax in the McDonald water tank.
(It's the Schmidt house)
The George McDonald ranch house sits
within an 85'x85' low stone wall. The house
was built in 1913 by Franz Schmidt, a
German immigrant. An addition on the north
side was constructed in the 1930s by the
McDonalds. A display about the Schmidt
family is in the house during each open
The ranch house is a one-story, 1,750
square-foot building. It is built of adobe
which was plastered
- and painted. An ice
house is located on the west side along with
an underground cistern which stored rain
water running off the roof. At one time the
north addition contained a toilet and bathtub