Classified Assurances – Igniting the Earth with the Atomic bomb

As the Manhattan project neared completion of ‘the gadget‘, a classified research project determined whether the nitrogen atoms in the atmosphere would ignite and turn earth into a giant fireball. I’ve only recently been made aware of it, and I’d like to share. My favorite passage is


A graph that means ‘we won’t all die’ is pretty hilarious:

Full document here.

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