Tuesday, October 30, 2007


This Day in the History of Really Big Thermonuclear Weapons

On this day in 1961, the Soviet Union exploded, as a test in the air over Novaya Zemlya, a hydrogen bomb with an estimated force of 58-megatons, the largest man made explosion ever.

The Soviets were going for 100 megatons and thought they got half that, our estimate is 58. That's it to the left, prior to the explosion, of course.


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