A4_8 The Power of Mjolnir

Alex Foden, Adam Higgins, Jonathan Sallabank, Claire Sullivan


This paper calculates the maximum kinetic energy of Mjolnir can achieve being thrown by Thor and how much energy he can use from the redirection of lightning strikes during thunderstorms. The kinetic energy achieved from a throw was calculated to be 5.97 x 1018 J and the energy redirected from a single lightning flash was 108 J. It was also calculated that Thor could use the total power output of a thunderstorm equivalent to 2 x 1012 W.

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