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A terrifying new animation shows how 1 ‘tactical’ nuclear weapon could trigger a US-Russia war that kills 34 million people in 5 hours

A new simulation called “Plan A,” by researchers at Princeton’s Program on Science and Global Security, shows how the use of one so-called tactical or low-yield nuclear weapon could lead to a terrifying worldwide conflict. In the roughly four-minute video, a Russian “nuclear warning shot” at a US-NATO coalition leads […]
A terrifying new animation shows how 1 ‘tactical’ nuclear weapon could trigger a US-Russia war that kills 34 million people in 5 hours
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The first ‘groundbreaking’ pictures of a black hole may be unveiled on Wednesday. Here’s what scientists think those images will look like.

The Event Horizon Telescope, which endeavours to photograph black holes, is making a “ground-breaking” announcement on Wednesday. Scientists expect the announcement will unveil the first-ever pictures of a black hole‘s “shadow” caused by its event horizon, or point-of-no-return for light. The images could be of the Milky Way’s supermassive black […]
The first ‘groundbreaking’ pictures of a black hole may be unveiled on Wednesday. Here’s what scientists think those images will look like.
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India’s anti-satellite missile test may have created 6,500 pieces of space junk larger than a pencil eraser, according to a new simulation

This week, India launched a missile to intentionally destroy one of its own satellites. “Mission Shakti,” as the anti-satellite missile test is known, created a slew of debris about 175 miles above Earth. Analytical Graphics Inc., a software-engineering company that models the space environment around Earth, created a simulation of […]
India’s anti-satellite missile test may have created 6,500 pieces of space junk larger than a pencil eraser, according to a new simulation
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How large asteroids must be to destroy a city, state, country, or the planet

Scientists who study asteroids often say that Earth is drifting through a cosmic shooting gallery. Some angry space rocks, like the recent Chelyabinsk meteorite that exploded over Russia, are big enough to shatter windows and crumble walls. Others, like the one that caused the Tunguska Event of 1908, can flatten […]
How large asteroids must be to destroy a city, state, country, or the planet