50 Megaton Tsar Bomba Footage Declassified


Russia just declassified footage of the detonation of one of the largest nuclear bombs ever tested. The RDS-220 hydrogen bomb, commonly known as the Tsar Bomba, exploded on 30 October, 1961 over Severny, a Russian Arctic island. The video, courtesy of the Rosatom State Atomic Energy Corporation, reveals closely guarded secrets of the nuclear explosion conducted by the former Soviet Union as a test study of a multi-stage thermonuclear weapons design.