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Friday, 17 April 2009

A kiloton of nuclear explosives= 1 trillion calories or 1.2 million kilowatt hours.   At 500 trillion watts / the intended yield output of the national ignition facility above.  That equals 416,000 kilotons of nuclear explosives.   Or 500,000,000,000,000 divided by 1,200,000,000= 416,666 kilotons if the energy release lasted an hour.   416,666 kilotons divided by 3600 to convert an hour to one second= 115.7 kilotons/ actual energy release.    An atomic bomb of 115.7 kilotons going off in the San Francisco area:    Or in 20 megaton nuclear warheads, its 5.78 of them all going off at the same second.          WHAT COULD GO WRONG?

 
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