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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When was the hydrogen bomb developed?

Scientists from the United States, led by Edward Teller from the Manhattan Project, had an idea for a super bomb made from hydrogen. President Harry S. Truman ordered the development of the hydroge... 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 »

When was the hydrogen bomb made?

The hydrogen (or fusion) bomb was developed in the early 1950s and the first one was tested on November 1, 1952. At more than 20 feet tall and weighing over 70 tons, this device was a prototype rat... Read More »

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 »