Date: 09/05/2012 8:28 am
|'Starfish Prime' test was conducted in |
the summer of 1962, when a 1.45 megaton
nuclear weapon was launched 250 miles
into space above the Pacific Ocean and
It's a bird! It's a plane! It's... something far more frightening. 'It' was code-named 'Starfish Prime,' a test conducted in the summer of 1962, when a 1.45-megaton nuclear weapon was launched 250 miles into space above the Pacific Ocean and then detonated.
The resulting nuclear explosion in space, reports Discover Magazine, was a pulse of energy so strong it affected electrical circuits, power lines, and streetlights in Hawaii, nearly 600 miles away.
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