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?
 
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.
 
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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