Nuclear weapon is a weapon that gets its destructive power by turning matter into energy. All nuclear weapons are explosive devices. They are carried in missiles, bombs, artillery shells, mines, or torpedoes. The most powerful nuclear weapons are far more destructive than any conventional (nonnuclear) weapon. A nuclear weapon set off in a large city could kill millions of people. A large nuclear war could devastate Earth’s climate and ability to support life.
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From Kroenig, Matthew. "Nuclear weapon." World Book Student. World Book, 2016. Web. 18 Sept. 2016.
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