How big a boom to blot out a body?
May 10, 2014 5:27 PM Subscribe
Just how large of an explosion would be necessary to eliminate any obvious evidence of a human corpse?
posted by egeanin to Science & Nature (9 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
(For a story.) To be specific, if the first fuel stage of an ICBM (but not its warhead) were to accidentally explode within the missile silo, would the resulting explosion be hot enough to obliterate any evidence of a person's body (someone who happened to be within the blast radius during the accident?) I don't mean on a microscopic level-- just enough that people might not recognize the remains as necessarily being human.
Thanks for your help!