Trinity was the code name of the first detonation of a nuclear weapon. It was conducted by the ... The Gadget's detonation released the explosive energy of about 22 kilotons of TNT (92 TJ). ..... In a video interview, Bethe stated that his choice of 8 kt was exactly the value calculated by Segrè, and he was swayed by Segrè's ...
Jul 16, 2015 ... The light of a nuclear explosion is unlike anything else on Earth. This is ... The test weapon, known euphemistically as the gadget, was mounted inside a shack atop a hundred-foot steel tower. ... Video From The New Yorker.