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The power in a penny


“…a little bit of mass is equivalent to a great deal of energy. In fact, the fission bomb that destroyed Nagasaki, Japan, in 1945 converted to energy roughly the amount of mass in a single penny.”

Source: “International Relations,” 10th edition (pg. 210) by Joshua Goldstein & Jon Pevehouse (2011)

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