Why did the Chernobyl reactor explode? Detailed physics

By: (plus.google.com) +David Herron; Date: June 11, 2019

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With the recent HBO TV program, Chernobyl, we're interested in why the Chernobyl reactor exploded. The TV program did a fairly good job but this video goes deep into the weeds of how nuclear physics works.

Why Chernobyl Exploded - The Real Physics Behind The Reactor - YouTube

Source: (www.youtube.com) Scott Manley

With the TV show doing a great job at delivering its explanation in a manner that most people can easily understand, I felt I wanted to do a more detailed de...