Here, we bring some highlights of hydrogen and nuclear bombs.

1. The first hydrogen bomb  was dropped by an American B52 jet bomber on  Namu Island in the Bikini Atoll in the Pacific in 1952. The second exploded by Russia (then the USSR) in 1953 , later Great Britain, France, and China have also exploded.  Nuclear weapons  were made by the United States, the United Kingdom and Canada collaborated during 1930s.

2.  Until todays, no hydrogen bomb was used by any nations. In world war-2, US Army Air Forces dropped nuclear bombs over  Hiroshima in Japan on 6 August 1945 and three days later, on 9 August, it dropped again nuclear bombs over Nagasaki.

3. The explosion of Hydrogen bomb creates a fireball that is brighter than 500 suns, where as nuclear bomb creates lesser lights.

4. The explosion of Hydrogen bomb glows with colours like deep purple, orange and pink and the explosions of  nuclear bombs creates radioactive rays.   

5. It was called ‘super’ bomb even before the atomic bomb was developed. The two nuclear bombs dropped on Japan were named- Little Boy,  Fat Man.

6. In an atomic bomb, uranium or plutonium is split into lighter elements that together weigh less than the original atoms, the remainder of the mass appearing as energy but the hydrogen bomb functions by the fusion.

7. Because extremely high temperatures are required in order to initiate fusion reactions, the hydrogen bomb is also known as a thermonuclear bomb. Nuclear bomb is called atom bomb.

8. The effects of a hydrogen bomb are similar to a regular atom bomb, but are scaled up to much bigger proportions. Whereas nuclear bomb hits on more specific target.


10. The hydrogen bomb is described as cleaner that the atomic bomb as atomic bomb produces radioactive waste that lasts for years.

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