posted on May, 28 2015 @ 08:45 AM
originally posted by: hewriteshere
a reply to: Shamrock6
As I said before. We are able TO CONTAIN the area of impact.
Ask your military how a CONTAINED nuke looks like when blowing up in the missile silo...
And there are some restrictions in this war. One of them is:
YOU ARE ONLY ALLOWED TO NUKE OTHER COUNTRIES WITH NUKES AND CAUSE DAMAGE!
BTW. We HAVE TO CONTAIN our AM-Weapons too to not ignite the atmosphere.
From what I have read in "American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer" Teller was the first one to express this concern
before the Trinity test. Also quoting from: www.sciencemusings.com...
Physicist Edward Teller considered another possibility. The huge temperature of a fission explosion -- tens of millions of degrees -- could fuse
together nuclei of light elements, such as hydrogen, a process that also releases energy (later, this insight would be the basis for hydrogen bombs).
If the temperature of a detonation was high enough, nitrogen atoms in the atmosphere would fuse, releasing energy. Ignition of atmospheric nitrogen
might cause hydrogen in the oceans to fuse. The Trinity experiment might inadvertently turn the entire planet into a chain-reaction fusion bomb.
Robert Oppenheimer, chief of the American atomic scientists, took Teller's suggestion seriously. He discussed it with Arthur Compton, another leading
physicist. "This would be the ultimate catastrophe," wrote Compton. "Better to accept the slavery of the Nazis than run a chance of drawing the
final curtain on mankind!"
Oppenheimer asked Hans Bethe and other physicists to check their calculations of the ignition temperature of nitrogen and the cooling effects expected
in the fireball of a nuclear bomb. The new calculations indicated that an atmospheric conflagration was impossible." Bethe apparently then
convincingly showed that the atmosphere would not be set on fire by a nuclear bomb