• What if the most powerful nuclear bomb exploded in space

    11 days ago - By Business Insider

    We all know a nuclear blast on land brings devastating effects to the surrounding region. But what if humans detonated a nuclear bomb in space? Following is a transcript of the video.
    Imagine if we detonated a nuclear bomb in space? Actually, you don't have to.
    You can see it for yourself. That was Starfish Prime - the highest-altitude nuclear test in history. In 1962, the US government launched a 1.4 megaton bomb from Johnston Island. And detonated it 400 km above the Pacific - about as high as where the International Space Station orbits today.
    The detonation generated a giant fireball...
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