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Would a powerful non-nuclear explosion look the same as an equivalent nuclear explosion?


The British used 450 tons of explosive in a series of mines under the German lines. If they had packed in 20,000 tons, the equivalent of the first atomic test, would the result have looked like the blast at Trinity?

 

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    AlexK2009 4 years ago

    As I recall, the mushroom cloud arises when the eject reach a certain layer in the atmosphere, so it will appear only if the explosion sends enough matter high enough.

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