How big is a hydrogen bomb?

Answer Hydrogen bombs are measured in terms of explosive strength. According to NASA, the Tsar Bomb--the largest hydrogen bomb ever tested--weighed 27 metric tons with a 50 megaton explosion. This was 3,2... Read More »

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How powerful was the hydrogen bomb?

The hydrogen bomb that was tested by the United States in 1954 was 1,000 times more powerful than the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima in 1945. The bomb was a 15-megaton explosive and even more pow... Read More »

Who invented the hydrogen bomb?

Edward Teller, in collaboration with Stanislaw Ulam, designed the first workable hydrogen bomb. Although he did not lead the project that produced the bomb, Teller remained a lifelong proponent of ... Read More »

Who created the hydrogen bomb?

Hungarian-born physicist Edward Teller is credited with being the father of the hydrogen bomb. Teller considered nuclear fission as a trigger for nuclear fusion as early as 1940, but the first hydr... Read More »

How does a hydrogen bomb work?

According to the Global Security website's weapons of mass destruction information the hydrogen bomb uses a process called nuclear fusion. The hydrogen bomb differs form the atomic bomb, which requ... Read More »