Is the reason why nuclear explosions look yellow with a hint of green due to?
Uranium being that exact color?
- PearlLv 710 months agoFavourite answer
that might be why
- Andrew SmithLv 79 months ago
I have never actually watched a nuclear explosion at close enough range. I doubt that you have either.
So what evidence have you that the explosion does look yellow with a hint of green?
So before using the leading term "why" you should collect the appropriate evidence. Stand next to a nuclear bomb and observe its colour as it explodes.
THEN ask us about it.
- WhoLv 710 months ago
they dont - cos there is no such thing as a nuclear "explosion"
an atom bomb does NOT "explode" it just releases a HUGE amount of energy
its that energy that heats up surrounding air so much and so fast thats its the air expanding causes the "explosion"
- daniel gLv 710 months ago
It is the filtering effect of protective lenses, most green.
Nuclear fusion releases such vast energy across the electromagnetic spectrum, what is in the visible range is pure white. Any post burning would be masked by dust and smoke, that could filter light into any number of colors.
Even our sun for all its energy is more in the yellow region, a nuclear reaction is hotter. Color is all about temperature, energy and the human eye.
Refined weapons grade uranium is a shiny chrome color metal. not yellow.
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- ZirpLv 710 months ago
No it isn't
and pure uranium isn't even yellow
- TomLv 710 months ago
Besides, they are SO BRIGHT it overloads the senses and makes YOU (or a camera) see colors that may not be there.-----Like when you look directly into a bright SUN.
- Anonymous10 months ago
No, it's because you're watching a CGI and expecting it to look like reality.
Uranium doesn't look like what you see on TV, it's a metal. Besides, the byproducts of uranium fission... well actually there's hundreds of different byproducts... but none the less none of those byproducts would be uranium.
Modern nuclear bombs are actually fusion bombs that use a fission reaction to start them. The fireball is formed from the oxygen in the atmosphere, not the bomb. The bomb only supplies energy to the system, without the oxygen you'd simply have a massive heat + pressure shock (Though without any atmosphere you wouldn't have a shockwave)
- Anonymous10 months ago
no it's because green is the color of islam , hatred and bigotry