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This post is the next part of my previous post ‘Ancient Nuclear War‘
Many people have asked me a sensible question about ancient nuclear wars. If it were really true that ancient Mahabharata war was a nuclear war, then where is the leftover radiation?
Well, a very good question indeed. I love enquiring deep into things
Nuclear bombs leave traces in the form of nuclear radiation which may last from few hundred to few thousand years depending on the half life of the nuclear fuel used and produced in the explosions. The larger the nuclear bomb, the more the leftover radiation!!
Well, but this is definitely not the case with thermonuclear bombs. Thermonuclear bombs are based on hydrogen and hence do not leave any radiational remnants. Tritium used in thermonuclear bombs has a half life of about only 10 years!
Nuclear explosions are used in modern thermonuclear weapons to generate high temperature required to start the fusion chain of hydrogen. But compared to equally destructive nuclear weapons, thermonuclear weapons leave very small amount of nuclear radiation from its fission based core.
Moreover, if the ancients had used some other technology (other than nuclear fission, say for ex: lasers) to initiate fusion reaction in thermonuclear weapons, then any question of left over radiation is almost completely ruled out!!
Now let’s get back to the proof that we have about ancient nuclear war. As stated in ‘Ancient Nuclear War‘ the very first proof is a clear description of the effects of nuclear weapons itself used in the war.
Then we have the huge casualty caused in this ancient world war which lasted only for about 18 days! Both warring sides were almost completely wiped out in this war. No side got a decisive victory. This itself is a striking feature of a nuclear war as we all know. In a nuclear war there are no winners, there are only survivors, if at all.
Next, the large amount of glass is an indication of a nuclear explosion or of any high temperature activity followed by immediate cooling. As found in modern nuclear testing sites like in Nevada desert, etc glass is a natural by-product of high temperature nuclear explosions which melts the clay and sand and cools it immediately afterwards to below its glass transition temperature.
Such glass covered areas have been discovered under the ancient site of Mohen Jo Daro of Indus valley civilization. Then we have the example of libyan desert glass spread over an area of 100 sq km, etc
Now one might argue that this is also possible in case of asteroid impacts! Well, yes, but then asteroid impacts live a crater proportionate to the impact energy, in other words proportionate to the amount of glass available!
In case of libyan desert we can again argue that probably the crater has been closed by the desert sand! But what about Mohen Jo Daro?
The previous ice age ended about 10000 years back. Vedas mention about vega being the pole star. Vega was pole star during the previous ice age. Could it be that, the previous ice age itself was a result of the thermonuclear mahabharata war?
A large scale thermonuclear world war where all countries of that period on earth took part in, causing a global destruction where both the warring sides were wiped out completely (estimated loss of life runs upto 14 billion!), well the Mahabharata war itself as a result of its nuclear weapons might have caused a new ice age to arrive.
The dust clouds resulting out of nuclear explosions prevent sunlight from entering into the earth’s lower layers and hence cool down the earth, and in large scale nuclear strikes these dust clouds stay on for years to come there by causing a nuclear ice age!
Was the previous ice age a nuclear ice age?
Will we witness another nuclear ice age?