From: John K Clark (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Sat Dec 13 2008 - 11:41:01 MST
On Fri, 12 Dec 2008 08:22:03 "Larry"
> I certainly can't claim to rule it out, it certainly
> seems a liquid hydrogen ocean might be able to support a fusion detonation wave.
It was ruled out in the late 1940ís. It wonít even work in a ocean of
pure Deuterium and Tritium, and the composition of the gas giant planets
are about a billion times less fusion friendly than that. The only way
they got it to work in the H bomb is use clever geometry so that one
fission bomb compress the fuel and then at just the right instant
another fission bomb heats it.
Just setting a bomb off in a ocean of fuel will do nothing, thatís why
it took 7 years after the invention of fission bombs to figure out how
to make a H Bomb.
John K Clark
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