Re: SPACE: Lunar Warfare

James Rogers (
Tue, 14 Jan 1997 15:16:38 -0800

At 04:53 PM 1/14/97 -0500, you wrote:
>The Low Willow wrote:
>> On Jun 5, 9:53am, Michael Lorrey wrote:
>> } I found a ref ona NASA page stating that one Megaton was 4.2 x 10^22
>> } ergs.
>> Equals 10^15 calories equals 10^6*one gigacalorie equals James number.
>He said it was 6 kt of TNT, while my calculation was 15 tons....

I think there was some confusion somewhere. My energy calculation for a
1-ton ferrous rock was 0.013kt nuclear equivalence. For the sake of
preventing future confusion, I hereby will start referencing tons TNT
nuclear equivalence as "TNE", since the usage of tons for many different
units seems to be generating mayhem.

Engineers running amuck... ;-)

-James Rogers