How dangerous is an explosion on the moon?

Explosions in space lead to fun scenes in science fiction films, but just how dangerous are they?
11 July 2022
Presented by Otis Kingsman
Production by Otis Kingsman.


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Listener Neil wrote in looking for find the answer to this brain blaster. "Would an explosion on the moon be more powerful than on the surface of the earth?" Otis Kingsman spoke to University of Cambridge’s public astronomer Matt Bothwell to make sense of this outer-space occurrence...


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