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General Crossword Questions for “kiloton”

  • A lot of explosive, too unstable in the oven
  • Measure of explosive power

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  • The kiloton and megaton of TNT have traditionally been used to rate the energy output, and hence destructive power, of nuclear weapons (see nuclear weapon yield) The Little Boy atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima on August 6, 1945, exploded with an energy of about 15 kilotons of TNT (63 TJ). — “TNT equivalent - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org
  • The ton is a unit of measure. It has a long history and has acquired a number of meanings A kiloton of TNT or kilotonne of TNT is a unit of energy equal to 1012 calories, also. — “Ton - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org
  • By comparison, the first plutonium core nuclear device tested by the United States (Trinity test) had a yield of 20 kilotons of TNT, and the first nuclear device detonated by India in 1974, though of primitive design, had a yield in the region of 12 kilotons of TNT. — “2006 North Korean nuclear test - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org

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