Nukes in Space

Image of the only nuke ever detonated in space: What does it look like when you blow up a nuke in space? It’s only happened once, in 1962, but newly declassified images shows exactly what happened.

Why, pray tell, did the government want to launch nukes into space? Well, apparently they wanted to test a few theories. (via DVICE.)

Thanks to Roger Ebert’s Twitter feed for bringing this to my attention…

For more, check out: A Very Scary Fireworks Show: Exploding H-Bombs In Space : NPR.

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