Let's see what happens when we blow up the Van Allen belts!
July 2, 2010 7:34 AM   Subscribe

It's like a nuclear powered fire works display. Back in the summer of 1962, the U.S. blew up a hydrogen bomb in outer space, some 250 miles above the Pacific Ocean.
posted by Obscure Reference (5 comments total)

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Flagged as a double. What timing!
posted by Obscure Reference at 7:36 AM on July 2, 2010

Great minds read the same blogs.
posted by Henry C. Mabuse at 7:36 AM on July 2, 2010

posted by zarq at 7:37 AM on July 2, 2010

hah! I won the shoot-out this time. that never happens.
posted by saulgoodman at 7:38 AM on July 2, 2010

And it didn't fry all of the electronics in Hawaii? EMP might be overrated.
posted by MikeWarot at 7:38 AM on July 2, 2010

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