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The Trinity nuclear test was the first detonation of a nuclear weapon, conducted in the Jornada del Muerto desert in New Mexico at the White Sands Missile Range on July 16, 1945. Trinitite, named after the test, is a mineral formed when sand melts in a nuclear explosion.

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Unknown Artist: Trinitite from Trinity Nuclear Test, Leo Baeck Institute Art and Objects Collection, 2010.28.

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