Neil deGrasse Tyson just took the mystery out of a cosmic legend in comics, and somehow made it even cooler. How much does Mjolnir, the hammer of Thor and forged from a collapsing star, actually weigh? Turns out, stars weigh a lot.
If Thor's hammer is made of neutron-star matter, implied by legend, then it weighs as much as a herd of 300-billion elephants— Neil deGrasse Tyson (@neiltyson) February 5, 2013
And then, naturally, he got his hands on the real thing.
Just an FYI: Thor was kind enough to lend me Mjölnir so that I could make the proper measurements. twitter.com/neiltyson/stat…— Neil deGrasse Tyson (@neiltyson) February 6, 2013
Anyone want to bang out the math on Cap's shield on a napkin while we're at it? [Twitter]