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If the asteroid is large enough, the overpressure would effectively pulp victims' insides.
Each 500-pound bomb was set to detonate just above its target for maximum lethality, operating more through overpressure than fragmentation.
Past this ring of violence, a three-square-mile area would suffer through 5 pounds per square inch of overpressure.
A second valve, designed to relieve overpressure, opened properly but failed to close when the pressure dropped below safe levels.
A bomb that kills through overpressure, the MOAB is well suited for destroying cave complexes.
All of us had our mouths open to keep the blast overpressure from rupturing our eardrums.
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