thermonuclear bomb


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thermonuclear bomb

n
(Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) another name for fusion bomb
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Noun1.thermonuclear bomb - a nuclear weapon that releases atomic energy by union of light (hydrogen) nuclei at high temperatures to form helium
bomb - an explosive device fused to explode under specific conditions
atomic weapon, nuclear weapon - a weapon of mass destruction whose explosive power derives from a nuclear reaction
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A specially modified Tu--95 dropped the world's most powerful thermonuclear bomb, the Tsar Bomba (King Bomb), during a 1961 test over Novaya Zemlya in the Soviet Arctic.
And last year came a thermonuclear bomb, a salvo of increasingly advanced missiles and a relentless barrage of threats.
1957 Britain explodes its first thermonuclear bomb in central Pacific.
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A hydrogen bomb, also known as a thermonuclear bomb, uses more advanced technology to produce a significantly more powerful blast than an atomic bomb.
All the data included in the simulations were based on well-tested theories and rigorous experiments, including measurements from hundreds of thermonuclear bomb explosions.
Astronomers agree that the blast marks the total self-destruction of at least one white dwarf, but they've argued for 40-odd years over what turns the dwarf into a thermonuclear bomb.
Witnessing the explosion of a thermonuclear bomb over Christmas Island in 1958 would burn itself forever into the memory of John Michael Smith.
It could carry one thermonuclear bomb or up to twenty one 1000lb high explosive bombs.
Schoenfeld sensibly observes that if the threat is grave enough, like the publication of information that would make it easier for a hostile nation or terrorist group to build a thermonuclear bomb, even a small likelihood of real world consequences would be intolerable.
1957: Britain exploded the first British thermonuclear bomb in megaton range at Christmas Island in the Central Pacific.