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Thor, ‘Mighty Thor’ Vol 1 #468

 
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THOR ODINSON
EARTH-616

In Mighty Thor (1993) #468, titled “Distant Thunder”, Thor performs a super strength feat. In the Blood and Thunder storyline, Thor is struck by the Warrior Madness and battles Beta Ray Bill and Lady Sif. During the battle, Thor knocks-out BRB with a hammerstrike, destroying the asteroid they were battling on.

How much super-strength does it take for Thor to shatter a main belt asteroid knocking out Beta Ray Bill?

 
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IN THE ISSUE, THOR SHATTERED THE MILE-WIDE MAIN BELT ASTEROID WITH A HAMMERSTRIKE KNOCKING OUT BETA RAY BILL.

RELEVANTLY, APOLLO IS MILE-WIDE AND WEIGHS 2*1012 KILOGRAMS. IN ADDITION, AN ASTEROID CAN TRAVEL AT 25000 METERS PER SECOND IN SPACE.

IMPORTANTLY, THOR GENERATED 1.4499401*1021 NEWTONS OF FORCE. SIMILARLY, THE EQUIVALENT OF ONE PERCENT OF THE PRESSURE AT THE CORE OF A WHITE DWARF STAR. ENOUGH TO SHATTER A LARGE ISLAND.

DURABILITY FEAT:

STELLAR

Super Strength: Stellar 58%

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Warrior Madness Thor destroyed a main belt asteroid knocking out Beta Ray Bill. We will calculate the kinetic energy of a main belt asteroid to estimate Thor’s super-strength.

THOR’S SUPER-STRENGTH

In Blood and Thunder, Thor succumbs to the Warrior Madness. Importantly, his strength is increased tenfold. At the same time, we can assume the asteroid is a main belt asteroid since his following battle in the vicinity against Silver Surfer lands them on a planet. See Thor, Silver Surfer Vol 3 #86.

NUMBER CRUNCHING

According to NASA, the Apollo asteroid is one mile wide and weighs 2*1012 kg. Moreover, asteroids can reach speeds of 25000 meters per second.

We need to calculate the asteroid’s kinetic energy in order to estimate Thor’s super-strength.
KE = (1/2)((2*1012 kg)(250002 m/s) = 6.25e+20 J.

Then, we use Mjolnir’s length and height of 0.3048 m to estimate the force.
W = Fd. F = W/d = (6.25*1020 J)/((0.3048*0.3048) + (0.3048*0.3048)1/2)) = 1.4499401e+21 N.

SUPER-STRENGTH


Thor generated 1.4499401e+21 Newtons of force to shatter the main belt asteroid. Thor had to generate a Stellar-Level of Durability.

 
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LINKS

Mighty Thor Vol 1 468 in Marvel Database.
Asteroid Fact Sheet in NASA.
Bet You Didn’t Know These Cool Facts About Asteroids in CAMP.

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