Source: Defense News
quote: the shockwave is what does the damage.
quote: With no matter getting in the way of this intense thermal wave, it would seem the light show would be far grander in space.
quote: Ground Zero of a nuclear blast instantly heats the surrounding area to 300,000,000 degrees C at the speed of light. No matter on earth or space would/can withstand that much thermal radiation and would be instantly vaporized.
quote: Argus III Time: 22:13 September 6, 1958 (GMT) Location: 48.5° South, 9.7° West Altitude: 335 miles (539 km) (perhaps the highest nuclear explosion ever)https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Argus
quote: U.S. Nuclear Weapon Tests, Operation Dominic; Nukes In Space!
quote: So i say we detonate 1 last one, 1 big one.
quote: Defense News quotes him as saying at a press breakfast, "Last year, it was in the 17 to 18 range, but I’ve got to believe it’s five fewer than that now. Five years from now, they will no longer be active employees of our laboratories."
quote: U.S. Will Have no Experts Who've Used a Nuke Within 5 Years
quote: Recent expert commentary argues that while mankind -- mostly the U.S. and Russia -- has enough warheads to wipe out most heavily populated areas, that it would take over a million warheads to destroy humanity -- two orders of magnitude more than existing stockpiles.