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  1. Hainan - Wikipedia

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    Hainan was originally attached to the Northeastern part of what is now Vietnam; however, the island was formed after it physically broke away from Vietnam due to a volcanic eruption and drifted southeast near China after the Mesozoic, millions of years ago.

    • China
    • Haikou
  2. Nyonoksa radiation accident - Wikipedia

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    Between November 2017 and 26 February 2018, Russia conducted four tests of the 9M730 Burevestnik nuclear-powered cruise missile, launched from other test sites. [4] [5] According to the United States intelligence community, only the flight test in November 2017 from Pankovo test site was moderately successful with all of the others ending in ...

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  4. Yulin Naval Base - Wikipedia

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    Yulin Naval Base (Chinese: 榆林海军基地) is a naval base for nuclear submarines along the southern coast of Hainan Island, China. [2] [3] This underground base has been reported by several intelligence agencies , especially Indian agencies.

    • 1955 – Present
    • PLA Navy
    • Military base
  5. Effects of nuclear explosions - Wikipedia

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    Gamma rays from a nuclear explosion produce high energy electrons through Compton scattering.For high altitude nuclear explosions, these electrons are captured in the Earth's magnetic field at altitudes between twenty and forty kilometers where they interact with the Earth's magnetic field to produce a coherent nuclear electromagnetic pulse (NEMP) which lasts about one millisecond.

  6. Nuclear weapon - Wikipedia

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    A nuclear weapon (also called an atom bomb, nuke, atomic bomb, nuclear warhead, A-bomb, or nuclear bomb) is an explosive device that derives its destructive force from nuclear reactions, either fission (fission bomb) or from a combination of fission and fusion reactions (thermonuclear bomb). Both bomb types release large quantities of energy ...

  7. 1980 Damascus Titan missile explosion - Wikipedia

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    The incident occurred on September 18–19, 1980, at Missile Complex 374-7 in rural Arkansas when a U.S. Air Force LGM-25C Titan II ICBM loaded with a 9 megaton W-53 Nuclear Warhead had a liquid fuel explosion inside its silo.

  8. Nuclear explosion - Wikipedia

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    A nuclear explosion is an explosion that occurs as a result of the rapid release of energy from a high-speed nuclear reaction.The driving reaction may be nuclear fission or nuclear fusion or a multi-stage cascading combination of the two, though to date all fusion-based weapons have used a fission device to initiate fusion, and a pure fusion weapon remains a hypothetical device.

  9. 9M730 Burevestnik - Wikipedia

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    The 9M730 Burevestnik (Russian: Буревестник; "Petrel", NATO reporting name: SSC-X-9 Skyfall) is a Russian experimental nuclear-powered, nuclear-armed cruise missile under development for the Russian Armed Forces. The missile is claimed to have virtually unlimited range.

  10. Nuclear artillery - Wikipedia

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    Nuclear artillery is a subset of limited-yield tactical nuclear weapons, in particular those weapons that are launched from the ground at battlefield targets.Nuclear artillery is commonly associated with shells delivered by a cannon, but in a technical sense short-range artillery rockets or tactical ballistic missiles are also included.

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