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

After 800 nuclear tests from 1951 and 1992, this is the view over the Nevada Test Site (formerly known as the Nevada Proving Grounds).

After 800 nuclear tests from 1951 and 1992, this is the view over the Nevada Test Site (formerly known as the Nevada Proving Grounds).

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.

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...

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, 1957?

Atomic explosion at Nevada Test Site, 1957?

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)

U.S. Marines prepare to charge seconds after a nuclear test at the Nevada Test Site, 1952. The blast was part of Operation Tumbler-Snapper.

U.S. Marines prepare to charge seconds after a nuclear test at the Nevada Test Site, 1952. The blast was part of Operation Tumbler-Snapper.

A 15 kiloton nuclear weapon detonates about 10 km from the cannon it was fired from, Nevada Test Site, May 1953 - BackintheUSA - Google+

A 15 kiloton nuclear weapon detonates about 10 km from the cannon it was fired from, Nevada Test Site, May 1953 - BackintheUSA - Google+

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