Explosions in Space

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what use would a nuke be in space? Other than EMP, the heat, and the radiation, there's nothing about the explosion that would have effect. I mean, the only reason an explosion is and explosion is that it compresses the air around it. so what's the use?
 

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Fusions are happening all the time in the sun(and any other star), and fusions produce greater energies than fissions...

There r explosions in space, but what's the use of the question anyway??
 
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EMP to knock out satellites, etc.
Radiation/heat to damage/alter the trajectory of an asteroid/comet.
 
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Also, nuclear explosions could possibly be used to propel spacecraft by concentrating the explosion output.
 
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Sempiternity said:
Also, nuclear explosions could possibly be used to propel spacecraft by concentrating the explosion output.


Check out the Project Orion thread in the Nuclear Engineering subformum.
 

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