posted on Dec, 30 2009 @ 09:21 PM
reply to post by Doc Velocity
I may have mispoken, I did not go as far in Engineering as I would have liked. Yes the heat propagated by a Nuke is astronomical but the only tests
have been performed in our atmosphere.
I am assuming any explosion in space would have to be backed by some type of material to carry the force.
In the atmosphere the heat is propagated by the heating of the air.
I may be making some assumptions, might need someone more knowledgeable in thermodynamics and space.
Just like how you can hold a fire cracker in your fingertips and you get black and blue fingertips. Than take that same firecracker and hold it in
your fist. You pull back a stub.
Meaning the medium the explosion is contained in, will help transmit that force more efficiently.
I am open to my interpretation of my theory.