New video breaks down exactly what would happen if nuclear war hits

Knowledge is powerful. (Not as powerful as nukes, but oh well.)

Feb 28, 2020, 4:58 pm*

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David Covucci 

David Covucci

Screengrab via ASAPScience/YouTube

Today the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists announced that the world is as close as it has ever been to nuclear annihilation. 

It moved the Doomsday Clock to two-and-half minutes to midnight, which matches where it sat when hydrogen bombs were invented. 

Since we’re pretty darn close to bombing each other to death, AsapSCIENCE took a look at what exactly would happen if a one-megaton bomb went off where you lived.

That’s just the destruction wrought by a one-megaton bomb. The biggest bomb ever tested, Tsar Bomba, is 50 times that size. 

Sleep tight. 


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*First Published: Jan 26, 2017, 2:05 pm