Who invented the hydrogen bomb?

Answer 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 »

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How big is a hydrogen bomb?

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 »

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 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 »

Is there radiation in a hydrogen bomb?

A hydrogen bomb or thermonuclear bomb is the most powerful of all nuclear bombs. Its yield is so high because hydrogen bombs use fusion instead of fission as in plutonium bombs. The resulting fusio... Read More »