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 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 »

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 »

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 »