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Offline stana

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How many nuces?
« on: 16/10/2007 22:50:46 »
How many nuces would it take to wipe out the WHOLE of the world? I was reading about a bomb called the tsar bomba, which was a bomb that was much bigger than the nuce used during world war two. (Shown Below)And was built by the soviets in the 1960's. How much space can a nuce flatten? and if radiation is invisible, howcome they can put it into a bomb!?


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How many nuces?
« Reply #1 on: 17/10/2007 04:09:05 »
too many..

p.s. what are atomic bombs made of? and do they stil us U as a shell?
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« Reply #2 on: 17/10/2007 04:46:48 »
Nukes (in any quantity we are likely to have) cannot wipe out the whole world, although they could make the world a fairly inhospitable place to live in.

How much damage they can do depends on factors besides raw power - in particular, at what altitude they explode, and the nature of the terrain over which they explode (the bomb over Hiroshima had a magnified effect because the city was partially encircled by mountains which caused the force of the explosion to be reflected back down into the city).

They do not put radiation into the bomb - the radiation is produced by the bomb itself as part of the way in which it works.
 

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