Suppose we set off a nuclear weapon 400 km above the surface of the Earth. See:(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Starfish_Prime

When the x-rays hit the atmosphere what gets the greatest velocity boost, electrons or ions?

Can we assume the averaged velocity of all boosted particles is in the direction opposite the blast?

Thank you for any help.

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# Nuclear explosion in space x-rays hit atmosphere.

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