Atomic bomb is a type of explosive weapon that uses atomic reactions through nuclear fission or fusion. Such weapons leave the energy in huge amounts, and that is why this also causes the destruction. The first nuclear bomb was used during World War II. These deities are considered quite destructive because the same bomb has the ability to kill millions and destroy the whole city. Let’s study through this article about nuclear bombs and when it was dropped in Hiroshima and Nagasaki and what were its consequences, etc.
Interesting facts about atomic bomb
1. Nuclear fission of uranium or plutonium in atomic bomb produces energy For this, the nucleus of atom is injured by neutron, which generates large amounts of energy. This process is also called nuclear fission. We all know that the atomic bomb is so dangerous that if it is dropped, then there will be no trace of public life for decades and trees will not grow too. As happened in two cities of Japan, Hiroshima and Nagasaki, when the US dropped nuclear bombs
2. On August 6, 1945, the United States dropped its first nuclear bomb in Japan (Hiroshima). Three days later, on August 9, 1945, Japan’s Nagasaki was the next target of America. The first nuclear bomb was nicknamed ‘Little Boy’ and the second ‘Fat Man’. The bomb that was dropped on Nagasaki was to be dropped earlier on the Kokura city of Japan, but due to bad weather, Nagasaki was dropped. The Kyoto City also had plans to demolish this bomb, but War Secretary Henry Stimson had changed this place.
3. United States became the first and only nation to use nuclear weapons in the war.
4. The aircraft from which the bomb was dropped on Hiroshima was named “Enola Gay” and the aircraft from which the second bomb was dropped was “Bockscar”. Both atomic bombs were torn from the ground at some height of 100 feet.
5. One of his scientific team led by the first nuclear weapon J. Robert Oppenheimer had developed. Let us tell you that nuclear weapons are of two types: fragmentation and thermonuclear. Fission reactions are used in fragmentation bombs and energy comes out, while thermonuclear bomb is also called hydrogen bomb or H-bomb.
6. It is said that when the atom bomb was dropped in two cities of Japan, as a result, more than 140,000 people were killed in Hiroshima and about 74,000 in Nagasaki by the end of 1945. And thousands of people are still suffering from radiation disease.
7. Due to the collapse of the bomb on Hiroshima, due to the explosion of 15,000 tonnes of TNT, there was considerable impact, resulting in 70% of buildings destroyed. Within 500 meters when the blast took place, 90% of people died in three weeks after high intake of severe burns or radiation.
During the Hiroshima blast, the temperature near the site of the bomb blast was estimated to be 300,000 ° C (540,000 ° F) and around 4,000 ° C. That is, this temperature is enough to melt the steel. The storm had hit the speed of 1005 kilometers per hour and deep pits became 10 square kilometers and a pressure of 19 Tons Per Square Inch was raised to 500 meters. It was sufficient to blow any big building into the air.
9. A month after the Hiroshima nuclear bomb blast, a cyclone had also arrived, which led to the death of nearly 2,000 people in the city. Here, let us tell you that 10% of the electricity in the US is made up of the disintegrated atomic bomb.
10. There is an atomic bomb museum in New Mexico, its mission is to act as a US resource for nuclear history and science. The museum opens only for 12 hours per year. In the 1950s, Las Vegas was crowned Miss Nuclear bomb.
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