January 05, 2016

F-Word

The F-word of the evening is FUSION.

As in Fusion bomb.
One of which The People's Democratic Republic of North Korea seems to have just detonated successfully

Note that tonights selection should not in any way preclude one from using any other F-words of one's choice.

Fusion Bombs (ie: Hydrogen bombs) potentially can have vastly more yield than pure fission weapons and, more importantly, can allow much higher yields in small packages suitable for delivery from missiles. 


BTW, that last link (38 North) is one to watch over the next few days with regard to analysis of tonights nuclear test.


UPDATE: There is some skepticism being expressed in some quarters. The Diplomat is estimating the yield at only 10 kilotons (half a Hiroshima) and Jeffery Lewis and others are suggesting that this is a fusion boosted fission weapon, which is technically a fusion weapon but not a real H-bomb.



Canopus. Exactly like tonight's test except for being in the wrong hemisphere, larger, above ground and French.




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