The secretive lab that built ‘the bomb’ now scours Mars for signs of life

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The military planted a large sign along the only road out of Los Alamos, New Mexico in the early 1940s. The black, half-cursive, almost playful lettering on a white background asked anyone leaving the government facility a question:

“Are you continuing to protect project information?”

The “project” was the Manhattan Project, devoted to building the world’s first atomic bomb. And it was being built in a place that – as far as the U.S. government was concerned – didn’t exist.

The thousands of scientists, engineers, and soldiers residing in a town of hastily assembled buildings, old wood cabins, and lines of trailers were forbidden from discussing the sprawling laboratory, which couldn’t be found on any maps. Read more…

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The secretive lab that built ‘the bomb’ now scours Mars for signs of life