The Museum of Nuclear Science and History

Some photos from my visit.

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The museum

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Inside the museum

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A 1930s quack medical device. You put a radium source inside, and it, uh, energizes the water and gives it healthy properties.

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This gadget from the 1950s used x-rays to help you fit your shoes. Since the top wasn’t shielded, it also gave you a big dose of x-rays in a place where you did not want to get a big dose of x-rays.

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A calutron. This magnetic device was used to separate uranium-235 from natural uranium as fuel for the Little Boy bomb.

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A mock-up of “The Gadget”, the implosion plutonium device tested at Trinity

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Two dented nukes. The casings of the bombs recovered at the Palomares Broken Arrow incident

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B-47 bomber

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B-52 bomber

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“Atomic Annie” nuclear artillery cannon

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Mark 17 hydrogen bomb

 

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