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What were some roadblocks from making the first atomic bomb in the United states during the cold war?
The first atomic bomb was engineered in WWII, not the Cold War. The Hydrogen Bomb was a Cold War Weapon. ...
Asked in Japan in WW2, Nuclear Weapons
Why did American interest in the hydrogen bomb intensify?
During the Cold War, America wishes to have a credible deterrent to Soviet aggression. Hydrogen bombs were very effective for that purpose. ...
Asked in Japan in WW2, US in WW2, Nuclear Weapons
What is the difference between a hydrogen bomb and an Uranium bomb and which one is more powerful?
Hydrogen bomb gets some of its energy from fusion, uranium or plutonium bomb gets all of it from fission. Either can be more powerful, depending on the design. The most powerful bombs built have all been hydrogen bombs. ...
Asked in Nuclear Weapons
When were nuclear bombs invented?
The atomic bomb was invented in 1933 by Leo Szilard, but could not be built until 1945. The hydrogen bomb was invented in 1943 during discussions of possible atomic bomb designs (but it was not recorded who proposed the idea, although Edward Teller became its main proponent), but could not be built until 1952. ...
Is the nuclear bomb more powerful than the hydrogen bomb?
Nuclear bomb can mean either fission or fusion bomb. Hydrogen bomb means fusion bomb. The fusion bomb can be built with any yield one wants, just by adding more stages with more fuel. The fission bomb has a theoretical maximum yield that cannot be exceeded. ...
How hydrogen bomb is the biggest bomb?
A hydrogen bomb (fusion bomb) can give unlimited yield because it is built in "stages". Just keep adding additional stages until you reach the yield you want. A fission bomb has a theoretical max yield of about 1MTon (500KTon is largest built and tested). Both kinds of bombs can be built with yields as low as 1KTon or less! Both kinds of bombs can be built with weights from under 100 pounds to several 10,000s of pounds. Read Richard Rhodes books: The Making...
Asked in Apollo Moon Missions
How did Apollo contribute to society?
It proved that the United States could throw the largest hydrogen bomb the farthest distance the most accurately without having to actually throw one. This was a very important thing to prove during the Cold War. The astronauts were the "stand-ins" for the large hydrogen bomb. ...
Asked in Japan in WW2, US in WW2, Nuclear Weapons, Hiroshima and Nagasaki Atomic Bombings, Bombs and Explosive Materials
How much more powerful is an atomic bomb than a hydrogen bomb?
The atomic bomb is less powerful than a hydrogen bomb. The hydrogen bomb Russia detonated was 25 times stronger that the one in Hiroshima. ...
Asked in Guinness World Records, Nuclear Weapons
What is the most giant hydrogen bomb?
The 50 Megaton "Tsar Bomba" hydrogen bomb tested by the USSR in 1961 is the strongest hydrogen bomb ever detonated. The 10 Megaton "Ivy Mike" hydrogen bomb tested by the U.S. in 1952 is the physically largest hydrogen bomb ever detonated. ...
Asked in World War 2, Japan in WW2, Nuclear Weapons
What scientist is known as the father of the h bomb?
Edward Teller was the Father of the H-Bomb as he helped invent it in the 1950's. The bomb built during WW2 was an Atom Bomb(A-Bom). ...