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Operation Upshot-Knothole: Bombing Ponderosa Pines

A Bizarre Moment in the History of Nuclear Testing in Nevada

A nuclear weapons experiment conducted at the Nevada Test Site where 145 ponderosa pines were bombed.
Source, Public domain

The Nevada Nuclear Testing Site is shrouded in secrecy and guarded closely by the federal government. About 65 miles from Las Vegas in the aridest state in the Union, the area is surrounded by desert and few, if any, trees.




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