You’ve heard the phrase “weapons of mass destruction” many times, but how much do you really know about nuclear weapons and the politics surrounding them? Nuclear weapons have recently raised even more concerns when a panel of top scientists moved the Doomsday Clock closer to midnight. The Clock is a symbolic representation of how close we are to a possible global catastrophe, and nuclear weapons are one of the serious threats that these experts have taken into account when adjusting the clock.
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Which country has the most nuclear weapons in the world?
According to most recent data by the United States Arms Control Association, Russia tops the list of countries with most nuclear warheads — 7, 000. In comparison, the country with the second largest nuclear arsenal, the United States, has 6, 800.
What are some of the long-term effects from a nuclear blast?
The radiation from a nuclear explosion can cause radiation sickness, malignant tumors, blood disorders such as leukemia, cataracts and genetic defects.
The energy or yield of a nuclear weapon is compared with the output of which of the following?
Nuclear weapons are measured by their yield, which is a measure of the explosive energy they can produce. The energy is compared to the quantity of dynamite needed to make the same effect. A one kiloton weapon is equal to 1,000 tons of trinitrotoluene (TNT). The earliest nuclear bombs were in the 20-kiloton range, similar to 20,000 tons of dynamite.
What’s one of the effects of a detonated nuclear bomb?
The effects of a nuclear bomb are multiple and deadly. There is damage from the explosive force of the blast, which flattens buildings and anything in the path of the blast. Thermal and direct radiation can burn and kill. Radioactive fallout, particles of earth and debris made radioactive from the blast, can spread for miles, travel through the air, seep into the ground and contaminate water sources.
Who is considered the father of the H-bomb?
Edward Teller was a member of the Manhattan Project, which developed the first atomic bomb and was the champion of the even more powerful hydrogen bomb (H-bomb). Both bombs are considered nuclear weapons. Robert Oppenheimer was the head of the Manhattan Project, and the work of both Albert Einstein and Enrico Fermi contributed to the conception of the nuclear bomb.
What’s the minimum area a modern-day nuclear bomb affects upon detonation?
A one megaton nuclear bomb with 80 times the blast power of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki explosions would affect a radius of at least seven miles within seconds of the blast. Within two miles of the blast, all buildings would be flattened or nearly so, and 98 percent of the population would be dead. Residual radiation and fallout could plague the area for years.
How much more powerful did nuclear weapons become after the first bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in World War II?
The earliest nuclear bombs, dropped on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki by the United States during World War II, were around 20 kilotons. But fewer than 20 years later, in 1961, the Soviets tested a 50 megaton bomb. It’s the largest nuclear bomb ever set off.
What U.S. state has the most nuclear weapons?
According to data by the Federation of American Scientists, Washington has the most nuclear weapons, followed by New Mexico, Georgia and North Dakota.
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Hiroshima wasn’t fair .Just because pearl harbor happened doesn’t mean us Americans had to kill thousands of people. There were thousands of innocent lives taken that day and that’s not fair.
The question “who was the father of the nuclear bomb?” is wrong. Robert Oppenheimer is actually considered the “father” of the atomic bomb.
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Nuclear weapons are only good for scaring off enemy’s. Actually using them is brutal. Your tormenting people who never did anything to you. Just think maybe the person who was just killed was going to get on a plane and join the U.S..Or an innocent family eating breakfast who don’t agree with their government so you are going to punish them for their leaders mistakes.
thatś what I said. But what if russia or mexico tried to nuke us? If I were president I would nuke the locations of where all of the nuclear bombs are hidden so that the u.s doesn’t lose millions of dollars plus we would not kill anybody unless there exactly 7 milles away. that how far the nuke can reach after it hit the ground
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hi plz say back but the nuclear energy would be large enough to destroy the world
not for another 25 years