Question: What Would Happen If We Nuke The Moon?

What would happen if a nuke hit the moon?

The W25 would be carried by a rocket toward the shadowed side of the Moon where it would detonate on impact.

The dust cloud resulting from the explosion would be lit by the Sun and therefore visible from Earth..

What would happen if you set off a nuclear bomb in space?

If a nuclear weapon is exploded in a vacuum-i. e., in space-the complexion of weapon effects changes drastically: First, in the absence of an atmosphere, blast disappears completely. … There is no longer any air for the blast wave to heat and much higher frequency radiation is emitted from the weapon itself.

How many nukes does it take to destroy the moon?

How many nukes is that? Well the biggest nuclear weapon ever detonated was Russia’s Czar Bomba, or King Bomb, which had a yield of 50 megatons. Please nerds, check my math, but I believe you’d need approximately 600 billion King Bombs to blow up the moon.

Would you see a nuclear explosion on the moon?

You certainly would see it! It would appear as a very bright flash of light. It would not do much damage to the surface of the moon, oh there would be some melting of sand due to the high heat, but without an atmosphere there would not be “big bang” that would happen is on earth.

Who owns the moon?

The Outer Space Treaty means therefore that – no matter whose national flags are planted on the lunar surface – no nation can ‘own’ the Moon. As of 2019, 109 nations are bound by the Treaty, and another 23 have signed the agreement but have yet to be officially recognised.

Who bombed the moon?

NASANASA crashed the rocket and a satellite into the moon’s surface on Friday morning in a $79 million mission. NASA televised live images of the LCROSS as it crashed into a crater near the moon’s south pole.