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Atomic Bomb In World War 2

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During World War II the United States government launched a $2
billion project. This project, known as the Manhattan Project, was an
effort to produce an atomic bomb. This project was taken on by a group
atomic scientists from all over the world.
The first atomic bomb was not tested at all. It was dropped on Hiroshima, Japan on August 6, 1945 killing over 80,000 people and almost completely leveling the entire city. It destroyed more than 4 square miles,
or 60% of the city. The flash of the blast was so intense it discolored
the pavement and left imprints on the ground cast by the shadows of
building and people. By studying these shadows scientists pinpointed the
exact detonation point of the bomb.

The second atomic bomb was dropped just three days later on
Nagasaki, Japan. 1/3 of the city was destroyed and 66,000 people were
reported killed or injured. A memorial now marks the spot where the bomb exploded.

During the initial blast the A-bomb released about 85% of its
energy as intense heat followed by a supersonic shock wave that is felt
as a highly destructive high pressure air blast, which can easily demolish
tall buildings, not to mention people. After the initial blast radiation
covers the area, ...

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