About a year ago, astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson was asked how much he thinks Thor’s hammer, Mjolnir, weights. Tyson replied that since it was made of netron-star matter, it weights as much as 300 billion elephants, which is 4.5 quadrillion (4,500,000,000,000,000) pounds.
Now, a new video by Vsauce (below) exploring the science behind Thor’s weapon, claims that if Mjolnir was real, it would weight closer to 10 quadrillion tons, which is as much as 97 million Titanics condensed into the size of an American football.
The video explains that a sugar cube-sized piece of material from a dying neutron star is equal to the mass of the entire human population. The hammer is soheavy, that if Thor dropped it, it would sink all the way through the Earth’s crust and into its core, which would create damage equal to that of the asteroid that wipedoutthe dinosaurs.
But Thor doesn’t need to drop Mjolnir to destroy everything on Earth. Just by existing, its gravitation pull would be so strong that it would attract anything within 100-foot radius and contain a force that would rip a human being into shreds.