Biggest Explosion in the History
All the fiction stories and the movies that showed the earth’s destruction always leaves shivers down the spine on each of the human being that watches or reads it. Placing the world in total annihilation is the most terrifying event that could happen and there should never be anyone in his sane mind who should wish for this to happen. Unfortunately, there are a few people who want to create a name by creating a device which can blow a huge chunk of earth which is an absolute insanity.
More and more people are becoming greedy and they think that coming up with a very powerful weapon will provide them enough threat to conquer the whole world. Many tried to spread terror but still, goodness prevailed but not after leaving fear and devastation on the place they destroyed. The sad thing is the usual victims on this acts of terrorism are often the innocent ones who happens to be at the wrong place at the wrong time.
The Biggest Explosion in History
In October 30, 1961, the biggest explosion in history happened in Russia. Believed to be the most powerful nuclear bomb ever created called AN602 or Tsar Bomba was developed by the Soviet Union. This bomb was also called Kuz’kina Mat’ which means “we’ll show you” something that Nikita Khrushchev has sworn at the United Nations General Assembly in 1960 which goes out to the United States of America.
The hydrogen bomb contained 57 megatons of TNT and was detonated in Novaya Zemlya archipelago. This is the only known bomb of this kind created up until this date. Luckily this bomb was only a test bomb and it was released in an area wherein there is no potential casualty. It was brought to the testing site by a Tu-95V release plane which is uniquely modified for the said activity. It took off from a Kola Peninsula airfield together with a Tu-16 observer plane. Both aircrafts were coated with a special reflective white paint to lessen the damage caused by the heat. The footage was taken by the observer plane as well as the air samples.
The bomb which weighted 27,000 kilograms created by the team headed by a certain Academician Yulii Borisovich Khariton was attached to a parachute which allowed the planes to fly away at least 45 kilometers before detonation but the shock wave still made the planes fell a kilometer from their altitude. The nuclear bomb was dropped from 10.5 kilometers altitude although it was designed to explode 4 kilometers before reaching the land surface using barometric sensors.
The explosion they said yielded 55-60 Mt but it was changed to a specific yield of 50 Mt in 1991 by Khrushchev in a filmed speech stating that the bomb is indeed designed with this capability. The mushroom cloud caused by the explosion was around 64 kilometers or can be compared to the height of Mount Everest only multiplied seven times. All structures and buildings up to 55 kilometers far either were destroyed totally or severely damaged.