The hydrogen bomb that exploded as part of a test codenamed "Castle Bravo" was the largest nuclear device ever detonated by the United States.
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explosive device that draws energy from the interaction of atomic nuclei. Also called an atom bomb, a-bomb, or nuclear bomb.
ring of 23 coral islands in the South Pacific Ocean, part of the Marshall Islands, where the U.S. carried out nuclear tests from 1946-1958.
growth of abnormal cells in the body.
to cause something to explode.
scientific studies done outside of a lab, classroom, or office.
all related food chains in an ecosystem. Also called a food cycle.
system or order of a nation, state, or other political unit.
powerful explosive that uses the energy from the fusion of hydrogen isotopes. Also called an h-bomb, fusion bomb, or thermonuclear bomb.
to display or show.
having to do with the ocean.
explosive device that draws power from the splitting and combining of atomic nuclei.
energy, emitted as waves or particles, radiating outward from a source.
to move a residence or business from one place to another.
top layer of the Earth's surface where plants can grow.
military branch whose mission is "to maintain, train, and equip combat ready Naval forces capable of winning wars, deterring aggression, and maintaining freedom of the seas."