What was the largest explosion in the history of civilization?
#108523. Asked by star_gazer. (Sep 05 09 7:06 PM)
Deliberate. "Tsar Bomba...the largest, most powerful nuclear weapon ever detonated....Blast yield 50 megatons of TNT"|
Accidental. "The Halifax Explosion occurred on Thursday, December 6, 1917,...This is still the world's largest man-made accidental explosion....equivalent to roughly 3 kilotons of TNT."
Nature. Probably Krakatoa.
Elsewhere. "The largest explosion ever seen in space reveals black holes to be more influential than expected, perhaps sometimes stifling star formation in a galaxy while gobbling up trillions upon trillions of tons of gas.
The eruption has been ongoing for some 100 million years, astronomers said Wednesday.
The outburst is orchestrated by a supermassive black hole that anchors a distant galaxy sitting amid a tight cluster of galaxies. The black hole has blown two huge bubbles into the galaxy, shoving aside a colossal amount of gas equal to the mass of a trillion Suns, or more than all the stars of our own Milky Way Galaxy. "
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