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  • "The Americans launched their first atomic nuclear tests above the Earth's atmosphere in 1958. Atom bombs had little effect on the magnetosphere, but the hydrogen bomb of July 9, 1962, did. Code-named "Starfish Prime" by the military, it literally created an artificial extension of the Van Allen belts that could be seen across the Pacific Ocean, from Hawaii to New Zealand."

    - A Very Scary Light Show: Exploding H-Bombs In Space by Robert Krulwich, July 1, 2010.

    July 2, 2010