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National Museum of Nuclear Science & History


Located in a bucolic setting surrounded by tall pines, these humble wooden and asbestos-shingled buildings were where the world’s first atomic device was assembled. Here scientists, engineers, and explosives experts worked around the clock on the “Gadget,” the first plutonium-based atomic explosive.

4200 W Jemez Rd #300 Los Alamos NM, 87544 US
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