Russia’s nuclear-powered doomsday missile, explained

Tim Fernholz
Russia’s nuclear-powered doomsday missile, explained

A doomsday weapon promoted by Russian president Vladimir Putin lost some of its sheen after seven people were killed during a test accident last week. The incident represents the most serious release of radiation since the 2011 Fukushima incident, and the Russian government reportedly ordered the evacuation of residents from the surrounding areas after downplaying the danger for several days. One popular way militaries deliver explosives is with a cruise missile, which you can think of as a jet engine with a bomb on the front.