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Orbital Mechanics has constructed this visualization of all nuclear bomb detonations that have occurred since 1945 when the U.S. detonated the atomic bomb Trinity as part of the Manhattan Project, on July 16, 1945, in the state of New Mexico.


Visualization of nuclear detonations from 1945 to present.
Atmospheric: red
Underground: yellow
Underwater: blue
By Orbital Mechanics (
Code / Visuals: Ehsan Rezaie
Sound: Phil Rochefort & Patrick Trudeau