9 pounds of bacon

By Hal Canary, 2008-06-15 19:55:07 (link)
#books;#physics

"The Deliverator's car has enough potential energy packed into its batteries to fire a pound of bacon into the Asteroid Belt."

I did the calculation just now. My 20 gallon gas tank has enough potential energy to put 9 pounds of bacon into the Asteroid Belt.

131 megajoules * 20 / G / ( (mass of sun / 414,703,838 km) - (mass of sun/ 149,597,887.5 km) - (mass of earth / radius of earth)) in pounds


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