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The Lab's mission is to develop and apply science and technology to ensure the safety, security, and reliability of the U.S. nuclear deterrent; reduce global threats; and solve other emerging national security and energy challenges.
April 12, 2012
Aerial View of Los Alamos National Laboratory

The central LANL technical area is featured in this aerial view. Boundary Peak, separating the Santa Fe National Forest and Bandelier National Monument, dominates the horizon.

Los Alamos is located in the high desert of Northern New Mexico, just 35 miles from the state capital of Santa Fe.

Los Alamos is located in the high desert of Northern New Mexico, just 35 miles from the state capital of Santa Fe. The Laboratory spans 36 square miles and encompasses

  • 1,280 buildings (11 nuclear facilities)
  • 268 miles of roads (100 paved)
  • 34 miles of electrical lines
  • 63 miles of gas lines
  • power plant

For directions to the Laboratory, refer to the Maps.

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Innovations for a secure nation

Lab team makes unique contributions to the first bionic eye

Lab team makes unique contributions to the first bionic eye

The Argus II will help people blinded by the rare hereditary disease retinitis pigmentosa or seniors suffering from severe macular degeneration.

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P.O. Box 1663
Los Alamos, NM 87545

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