Atomic bomb simulation

Atomic bomb simulation

Have you ever wondered, what if a nuclear bomb hit your own city? I did many times. Nuclear historian Alex Wellerstein of Stevens Institute of Technology created a web-based simulator named “NukeMap” which allows you to visualize the destruction of an atomic bomb dropped in your city (or any city in the world).

You can enter the bomb’s yield (in kilotons), or select different predefined atomic bombs (including the Little Boy, Fat Man, and the Tsar Bomba, a hydrogen bomb, the most powerful nuclear weapon ever detonated. Its test on October 30, 1961, remains the most powerful man-made explosion in human history. Developed by the Soviet Union, the bomb had a yield of 50 megaton TNT (210 PJ). In theory, the bomb had a maximum yield of 100 megatons, but because only one bomb was built, this theory was never demonstrated. You can also use this 100 megaton theoretical version in the application.)

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