Nuclear bomb craters at Yucca Flat, Nevada Test Site, Nevada. “Sedan” crater, in foreground by EvolvePhotostream, via Flickr

Nuclear bomb craters at Yucca Flat, Nevada Test Site, Nevada. “Sedan” crater, in foreground by EvolvePhotostream, via Flickr

Atomic explosion at Nevada Test Site, 1957?

Atomic explosion at Nevada Test Site, 1957?

Atomic explosion at Nevada Test Site. (Colorized Photo). This is such a funny and ironic photo. All these people sitting far too close to this explosion, not understanding the consequences and radiation they could get.

Real Photo from Nellis AFB Bombing Range, Nevada taken by a General not to be named, Morss NYE 02484 Priscilla atomic test Nevada Test Site 1959...  He died of Lymphoma in 1966...

Real Photo from Nellis AFB Bombing Range, Nevada taken by a General not to be named, Morss NYE 02484 Priscilla atomic test Nevada Test Site 1959... He died of Lymphoma in 1966...

The first nuclear bomb was tested at the Nevada Test Site on January 27, 1951. The nuke shot was called  ‘Able’ and it was the first air-dropped nuclear device to be exploded on American soil.

The first nuclear bomb was tested at the Nevada Test Site on January 27, 1951. The nuke shot was called ‘Able’ and it was the first air-dropped nuclear device to be exploded on American soil.

Nuclear explosions at the Nevada Test Site (Frenchman Flats, outside of Las Vegas)

Nuclear explosions at the Nevada Test Site (Frenchman Flats, outside of Las Vegas)

vintage las vegas atomic bomb tests | The Nevada Test Site: America’s Nuclear Playground

vintage las vegas atomic bomb tests | The Nevada Test Site: America’s Nuclear Playground

November 1951 nuclear test at Nevada Test Site. Test is shot "Dog" from Operation Buster, with a yield of 21 kilotonnes of TNT (88 TJ). It was the first U.S. nuclear field exercise conducted on land; troops shown are 6 mi (9.7 km) from the blast.

November 1951 nuclear test at Nevada Test Site. Test is shot "Dog" from Operation Buster, with a yield of 21 kilotonnes of TNT (88 TJ). It was the first U.S. nuclear field exercise conducted on land; troops shown are 6 mi (9.7 km) from the blast.

Atomic explosion at Nevada Test Site. (Colorized Photo) 1957.

Atomic explosion at Nevada Test Site. (Colorized Photo) 1957.

The Nevada Test and Training Range, a federally restricted land parcel slightly smaller than the state of Connecticut. Area 51 and the Nevada Test Site are located inside.

The Nevada Test and Training Range, a federally restricted land parcel slightly smaller than the state of Connecticut. Area 51 and the Nevada Test Site are located inside.

Underground Nuclear Testing at the Nevada Test Site | ONE

Underground Nuclear Testing at the Nevada Test Site | ONE

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