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P.O. Box 1589. Photo courtesy of LANL.

P.O. Box 1589. Photo courtesy of LANL.

"A Quonset hut on the grounds of the Los Alamos National Lab in New Mexico where "Fat Man" was assembled in World War II. Fat Man was the nickname given to the atomic bomb dropped on Nagasaki, Japan, on Aug. 9, 1945. The hut would be part of a new Manhattan Project National Park."

"A Quonset hut on the grounds of the Los Alamos National Lab in New Mexico where "Fat Man" was assembled in World War II. Fat Man was the nickname given to the atomic bomb dropped on Nagasaki, Japan, on Aug. 9, 1945. The hut would be part of a new Manhattan Project National Park."

1944 housing. Photo courtesy of LANL.

1944 housing. Photo courtesy of LANL.

J. Robert Oppenheimer, Enrico Fermi, and Ernest Lawrence, key figures in the Manhattan Project

J. Robert Oppenheimer, Enrico Fermi, and Ernest Lawrence, key figures in the Manhattan Project

Housing interior. Courtesy of LANL archives.

Housing interior. Courtesy of LANL archives.

Photo of the Atomic Scientists who conducted the first self-sustaining nuclear reaction. The reaction was conducted at the University of Chicago on December 2, 1942.  Credit: Archival Photographic Files, apf3-00232, Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library

Photo of the Atomic Scientists who conducted the first self-sustaining nuclear reaction. The reaction was conducted at the University of Chicago on December 2, 1942. Credit: Archival Photographic Files, apf3-00232, Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library

The "Big House" at the Los Alamos Ranch School before it was used for Project Y.

The "Big House" at the Los Alamos Ranch School before it was used for Project Y.

Employees of the Manhattan Project operating calutron control panels at Y-12 National Security Complex, Oak Ridge, circa 1943. US government photo by Ed Westcott

Employees of the Manhattan Project operating calutron control panels at Y-12 National Security Complex, Oak Ridge, circa 1943. US government photo by Ed Westcott

The Robert and Kitty Oppenheimer residence on bath tube row.

The Robert and Kitty Oppenheimer residence on bath tube row.

Los Alamos Technical Area, 1946

Los Alamos Technical Area, 1946

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