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Scientists describe setting off the world’s first nuclear bomb 75 years ago: No one ‘even raised the possibility that what we were doing might be morally wrong’

US scientists tested an atomic bomb in the New Mexico desert exactly 75 years ago. The launch, part of the Manhattan Project, marked the development of the deadliest and most powerful weapon in history. In an excerpt published by the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, physicist Robert Wilson suggested that […]
Scientists describe setting off the world’s first nuclear bomb 75 years ago: No one ‘even raised the possibility that what we were doing might be morally wrong’