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How today's nuclear weapons compare to those used in WWII

The Little Boy bomb was the equivalent of detonating 15,000 tons (13.6 million kg) of TNT. Image: via REUTERS

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Deputy Head of Graphics, Thomson Reuters

Marco Hernandez

Data Visualization Developer, Reuters Graphics


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How each nuclear bomb worked in 1945. Image: Reuters Graphics
The destruction of Hiroshima. Image: Reuters Graphics
Memorial rock at the site where the second Chicago Pile reactor, CP-2, was buried in 1956. Image: Picture by the U.S. federal government, public domain.
Aerial shots of the explosion of the “Fat Man” bomb and the subsequent destruction on Nagasaki. Image: Reuters video archive.
The U.S. nuclear test site in Nevada. Image: Sentinel 2, European Space Agency.
Nuclear tests from 1945 - 2020, 1/3 Image: Reuters Graphics
Nuclear tests from 1945 - 2020, 2/3 Image: Reuters Graphics
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Locations of nuclear tests. Image: Reuters Graphics
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Global nuclear stockpile. Image: Reuters Graphics

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