plutonium bomb

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a nuclear weapon in which enormous energy is released by nuclear fission (splitting the nuclei of a heavy element like uranium 235 or plutonium 239)

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local time on Wednesday (0202 GMT), the moment that a US plane dropped the "Fat Man" Plutonium bomb on Nagasaki on August 9, 1945, presstv reported.
No test had been conducted on the Plutonium bomb which was dropped three days later on Nagasaki.
It is not yet known publicly whether North Korea's latest test involved a high-enriched uranium or plutonium bomb.
Was it a plutonium bomb, like the ones it tested in 2006 and 2009, or one that used highly enriched uranium?
Moreover, Iran is building a heavy-water reactor, supposedly for research purposes, but which is also needed to build a plutonium bomb.
dropped a plutonium bomb on the city of Nagasaki, killing about 80,000 people.
30am on August 9, a US B29 bomber nicknamed Bockscar took off from Tinian Island with its payload - a 10ft 8in-long plutonium bomb christened 'Fat Man' after Winston Churchill.
Nearby is a full-scale mockup of the plutonium bomb known as Fat Man.
On July 13, 1945, at a site called Trinity 200 km southwest of Alamogordo, a plutonium bomb was assembled and brought to the top of a tower.
The source warned that the IAEA has no idea that the Islamic regime is actively working on its nuclear bomb program at secret sites, that it has even enriched uranium to over 90 percent--weaponization grade--and that with the help of North Korea, it is working on a plutonium bomb.
They knew what a plutonium bomb was and what a uranium-235 bomb was.
1 miles) from the epicenter of the "Fat Man" plutonium bomb that detonated over Nagasaki on Aug.
Robert Oppenheimer had designed an uranium and a plutonium bomb at the Los Alamos laboratory.
Was it because this was a plutonium bomb whereas the Hiroshima bomb was a uranium bomb?