Atomic Bombs

I have been studying atomic bombs and the affect they have on the human body and the environment for capstone.

When an atomic bomb is dropped it lets out energy and and an unbelievable amount of heat. The heat is so intense the anyone standing within a 8 km radius of where the bomb is dropped will receive 3rd degree burns all over they’re body. If someone were to survive the heat they would then have to survive the radiation that is also let out when an atomic bomb is detonated. The radiation increases the chances of cancer.

When the atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima at the end of world war ll about 80,000 people died instantaneously then about another 80,000 people died in the next week or so because of radiation sickness. The bomb resulted in about 180,000 deaths in total. This bomb was the equivalent of 21,000 thousand tons of TNT. The biggest bomb in the american arsenal of nuclear weapons is the B83 bomb it is equivalent of 1,000,000 tons of TNT. This bomb would do about 5 times as much damage as the Hiroshima bomb did.

The biggest atomic bomb ever detonated was the soviet union’s Tsar Bomba it was the equivalent of 50,000,000. The bomb was tested on a remote island north of Russia. At the downfall of the soviet union the bomb was decommissioned because many thought it could cause the downfall of humanity.

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