Feat: Silver Surfer, ‘Silver Surfer’ #9

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SILVER SURFER (NORRIN RADD)
EARTH-616

In ‘Silver Surfer’ (2015) #9 titled “Slingshot”, Silver Surfer performs a super strength feat. Galactus has come to Newhaven in order to consume it. To fight Galactus, Silver Surfer anchors his board at the opposite pole of the moon, moves it and slams it into Galactus at superluminal speeds.

How much super strength does it take for Silver Surfer to move the moon at superluminal speeds?

In 'Silver Surfer' (2015) #9, Silver Surfer moves the moon out of orbit and slams it into Galactus at superluminal speed.
In ‘Silver Surfer’ (2015) #9, Silver Surfer moves the moon out of orbit and slams it into Galactus at superluminal speed. AP Photo/Marvel Comics.

SILVER SURFER MOVED THE MOON AT SUPERLUMINAL SPEEDS AND SLAMMED IT INTO GALACTUS WITH 3.3064529*1039 JOULES OF KINETIC ENERGY.

SILVER SURFER GENERATED 8.5993573*1030 NEWTONS OF FORCE, THE EQUIVALENT OF 0.24291969774 PERCENT THE MILKY WAY’S TOTAL GRAVITATIONAL FORCE. ENOUGH TO SHATTER A SMALL STAR.

SUPER STRENGTH FEAT:

GALAXY

Super Strength: Galaxy 75%

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Silver Surfer moves the moon at superluminal speeds.

We will calculate the kinetic energy to estimate the force.

NUMBER CRUNCHING

Let’s calculate the kinetic energy.

KE = (1/2)(mc2) = (7.34767309 × 1022 kg x 0.5)(3*108 m/s)^2) = 3.3064529*1039 J.

Let’s assume Galactus is in low orbit, around 1000 km above Newhaven and the moon is 384.4 million meters away.

W = Fd = KE. F = KE/d = (3.3064529*1039 J)/(384.4*106 m + 100000 m) = 8.5993573*1030 N.

SUPER STRENGTH



Silver Surfer generated 8.5993573*1030 N of force to move the moon at superluminal speeds slamming it into Galactus. Silver Surfer had to generate a Galaxy Level of Super Strength since he likely hit Galactus with a force 0.24291969774 percent the total gravitational force of the Milky Way.

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Calculations for Silver Surfer, ‘Silver Surfer’ #9

Mass Of The Moon = 7.34767309 × 10^22 kg.
Number Of Suns In Milky Way = 100*10^9 suns.
Gravitational Force Of Milky Way = (3.54*10^22 N)(100*10^9 suns) = 3.54*10^33 N.

KE Of Moon = (1/2)(mc2) = (7.34767309 × 1022 kg x 0.5)(3*10^8 m/s)^2) = 3.3064529*10^39 J.
W = Fd = KE. F = KE/d = (3.3064529*10^39 J)/(384.4*106 m + 100000 m) = 8.5993573*10^30 N.
Comparison = (8.5993573*10^32 N)/(3.54×10^33 N) = 0.00242919697.

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SOURCES

Silver Surfer Vol 7 9 in Marvel Database

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