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The atomic bomb is a fission bomb. This bomb is created by the joining and splitting of the atoms of heavy metals like plutonium. (ea.Grolier.com) This is the type of bomb the U.S. used in World War II. With a destructive power unmatched at the time, this bomb was equal to about one million times the power of T.N.T. The bomb that was dropped on Hiroshima destroyed the entire city and killed about 100,000 people upon impact.
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A group of scientists from around the world named the Manhattan Project was created by the United States. The projects one goal was to invent the first nuclear weapon, and they successfully tested the first nuclear weapon in 1945. A nuclear weapon is a device that derives its energy from nuclear reactions. These reactions are the breaking and joining of atom bonds which creates tremendous amount of radiation. Nuclear bombs contain uranium atoms, and when detonated they become more powerful than any other weapon ever made.
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The Manhattan Project was a project that was a simple research and development project that lead to the creation of Atomic Bombs during World War II. It was a project lead by the U.S. with help from Canada and the United Kingdom. The scientists (including Albert Einstein) became aware of Nazis making efforts to create atomic bombs. The Nazis were creating atomic bombs to attempt to purify Uranium-235 (An isotope of Uranium that makes up about 0.72% of natural uranium that is said to be fissile or can sustain a chain reaction) . The project was devoted to finding a way to create a successful atomic bomb.
Usually radioactive elements such as high-grade plutonium or uranium are used in order to create a massive radioactive reaction that have the potential to obliterate any object in its way leaving a lasting negative effect on the environment. Nuclear energy was mainly researched for the atomic bomb droppings that occurred in 1945 as a result of Japanese oppression during World War II. The science of atomic manipulation, atomic radiation, nuclear fission and nuclear fusion was first developed in 1895. Research began to significantly speed up when the government took a large interest in the destructive force that nuclear weapons had the potential to hold. The only reason that the world ever had the experience of nuclear energy was because of World War II and oppression.