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# a-bomb - Wednesday 6 January, 2016

What is a hydrogen bomb?

It generates temperatures similar to those found at the sun’s core.

# a-bomb - Wednesday 30 July, 2014

Last crew member of atomic bomb plane Enola Gay dies aged 93

“I personally think there shouldn’t be any atomic bombs in the world — I’d like to see them all abolished.”

# a-bomb - Friday 6 August, 2010

HIROSHIMA’S MEMORIAL service marking the 65th anniversary of the city’s bombing by US forces during World War II has been attended by representatives from the UN, US, Britain and France for the first time.

UN Secretary-general Ban Ki-moon spoke of his commitment to nuclear disarmament, and said that the important progress made at the nuclear summit in Washington would be built on.

Over 70 countries were represented at the event. Every year, the sitting mayor of Hiroshima presents a peace declaration, calling for unilateral nuclear disarmament.

At least 200,000 people were killed by the four-tonne uranium bomb which exploded above Hiroshima in 1945, devastating the city.

In 2003, Japanese artist Isao Hashimoto made this animation charting every nuclear test and bombing from 1945 to 1998 (2053 in all):