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First Hydrogen Bomb Trial


The United States of America tested their first hydrogen bomb, On November 1, 1952, at full scale in the “Ivy Mike” shot at an island in the Enewetak Atoll, with a yield of 10.4 megatons (over 450 times more powerful than the bomb dropped on Nagasaki during World War II, and approximately the same amount of energy as ten million tons of tri-nitro-toluene (TNT). It produced a blinding white fireball stretching 4 km across, and left a huge underwater crater that was almost 2 km wide and 50 m deep.).

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