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All Iran wants to do is produce electricity, people!!

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Submitted by Joseph (United States), Nov 4, 2005 at 13:35

Nuclear Weapon EMP Effects

A high-altitude nuclear detonation produces an immediate flux of gamma rays from the nuclear reactions within the device. These photons in turn produce high energy free electrons by Compton scattering at altitudes between (roughly) 20 and 40 km. These electrons are then trapped in the Earth's magnetic field, giving rise to an oscillating electric current. This current is asymmetric in general and gives rise to a rapidly rising radiated electromagnetic field called an electromagnetic pulse (EMP). Because the electrons are trapped essentially simultaneously, a very large electromagnetic source radiates coherently.

http://www.fas.org/nuke/intro/nuke/emp.htm


My title was of course, tongue-in-cheek, but this way, the Iranians are not lying when they say they want to produce electricity.
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