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iBooks - India Law, Online Legal Advice, Legal Documents, Legal News Trinity (nuclear test) Trinity was the code name of the first detonation of a nuclear weapon, conducted by the United States Army on July 16, 1945, as a result of the Manhattan Project.[5][6][7][8][9] The new test site, named the White Sands Proving Ground, was built in the Jornada del Muerto desert about 35 miles (56 km) southeast of Socorro, New Mexico, at the Alamogordo Bombing and Gunnery Range (now part of the White Sands Missile Range).[10][11] Trinity used an implosion-design plutonium device, informally nicknamed "The Gadget" or "Christy['s] Gadget" after Robert Christy, the physicist behind the implosion method used in the device.[12] Using the same conceptual design, the Fat Man device was detonated over Nagasaki, Japan, on August 9, 1945. The Trinity detonation produced the explosive power of about 20 kilotons of TNT (84 TJ). The creation of atomic weapons arose out of political and scientific developments of the late 1930s. The gadget was tested at Trinity Site, New Mexico, near Alamogordo.

The Heliconia Society of Puerto Rico - Home Top 10 Strangest Things In Space Space Let’s be honest: space is an absolutely crazy place. Most science fiction writers throw in a planet with two stars that looks vaguely like Southern California, and call it a day. Everyone knows that shooting stars are just meteors entering the atmosphere, right? When a binary star system is gobbled down by the supermassive black hole (that’s the scientific term, by the way) at the center of a galaxy, one of the two partners is consumed, while the other is ejected at high speed. Gliese 581 c wants to kill you. This planet orbits a red dwarf star, many times smaller than our Sun, with a luminosity of only 1.3% of our sun. The tidal locking of the planet alone results in some pretty odd features. Living on Gliese 581 c would have its challenges, though. As if one or two giant, fiery balls of gas weren’t enough, here we have the Castor System. Space Raspberries and Rum For the last few years, scientists have been studying a dust cloud near the center of our Milky Way galaxy.

100,000 Stars Incredible and Unique Drawings by Brooks Salzwedel All of Brooks Salzwedel’s drawings are hand drawn graphite on Duralar cast in layers of resin. Color in the pieces are made by layers of transparent tape. Her style is very unique and beautiful. Come across any awesome art lately? Submit it here! 50 literary quotes to start your day with “The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars.” Meditation How to meditate, and what this does for you. Meditation is a basic practice for self-realization. Basically, you sit straight and concentrate on a particular point in your body (usually the belly, or the breath). What it does for you This practice in a gradual way helps in lots of aspects of your life. How to meditate - the details Most people meditate for 15 - 30 minutes at a time, once or twice per day. It is best to focus on a point in the belly. You can focus on the upper part of the belly, on the movements of the breath. There is no need to focus on your meditation point to the exclusion of everything else. It is important to sit straight and relaxed, with a solid sense of stability. Depending on your sitting position, you can have your hands in your lap, or on your knees. You can either keep your eyes closed, or look at the floor 1.5 meter (5 feet) in front of you. It is inevitable that thoughts come up.

Ragnarök The north portal of the 11th century Urnes stave church has been interpreted as containing depictions of snakes and dragons that represent Ragnarök In Norse mythology, Ragnarök is a series of future events, including a great battle foretold to ultimately result in the death of a number of major figures (including the gods Odin, Thor, Týr, Freyr, Heimdallr, and Loki), the occurrence of various natural disasters, and the subsequent submersion of the world in water. Afterward, the world will resurface anew and fertile, the surviving and returning gods will meet, and the world will be repopulated by two human survivors. Ragnarök is an important event in the Norse canon, and has been the subject of scholarly discourse and theory. The event is attested primarily in the Poetic Edda, compiled in the 13th century from earlier traditional sources, and the Prose Edda, written in the 13th century by Snorri Sturluson. Mythology[edit] The Old Norse word "ragnarok" is a compound of two words.