# Would atmosphere of Jupiter blow up if I launched a atomic bomb there? [duplicate]

This is based upon an question I had, since in Jupiter there is no oxygen a simple fire cannot be started let alone even happen due to its temperature. Anyway that being said, If I somehow used a space-shuttle to take a atomic weapon size of Tsar Bomba and successfully detonated the mass-destruction weapon would the entire planet simply be destroyed or what would happen?

That in mind do be aware hydrogen (major component of its atmosphere) is flammable so what would happen?

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## marked as duplicate by DavePhD, Jimself, Brandon Enright, John Rennie, Kyle KanosMay 7 '14 at 12:30

possible duplicate of Can Jupiter be ignited? –  DavePhD May 6 '14 at 20:00
also related to this question: physics.stackexchange.com/q/34573 Ron Maimon's answer is very interesting –  DavePhD May 6 '14 at 21:08
You can start a simple fire on Jupiter. Because the atmosphere is hydrogen, the "fuel" needs to be an oxidizer. Potassium nitrate would burn well, for example, as $2KNO_3 + 8H_2 \to K_2O+2NH_3+2H_2O$ –  Ross Millikan May 7 '14 at 0:10
$2KNO_3 + 5H_2 \rightarrow 2KOH + 4H_2O + N_2$ perhaps –  DavePhD May 7 '14 at 12:26