Homework Question on Tsar Bomba
- Write about (TSAR BOMBA) because it has some radioactive that will hurt people. This paper explain what is Tsar Bomba and what does it has that will affect people health and write about the radioactivity in it.
Homework Answer on Tsar Bomba
Tsar Bomba is the single most powerful thermonuclear bomb explosive with 57 megatons of soviet might. This explosive was detonated by the Soviet Union on October 30, 1961, at Novaya Zemlya archipelago, northern Russia. It was a three-stage fission-fusion-fission weapon whereby the uranium stage tamper was replaced with lead in order to reduce the effects by 50 %. As a hydrogen bomb, it utilized the energy condition to combine lighter elements with heavier ones.
The bomb was 3300 times more powerful compared to Hiroshima bomb and 1400 times as powerful as the combination of Hiroshima and Nagasaki nuclear bombs. Tsar Bomba, also known as the Big Ivan had no military purposes as it was too heavy to carry and there existed no plane that travels to other continents with such a load. The bomb was dropped from a height of 6.5 miles and it detonated at 4 kilometers.
The detonation effects were visible from far at a distance of 1000 kilometers and a ball of fire with a radius of 4.6 kilometers in spite of the dense clouds at that time. It caused the destruction of the area within a radius of 100 kilometers, which spread the nuclear fallout to the whole region of the northern area.Testing the nuclear at Novaya was a clear representation of the only source radioactive contamination in the region. The Bomb had a fast –fissioning lead.