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a measure of weight or mass. Includes short (or USA) 1 ton=2000 lb and long (or UK) 1 ton=2240 lb. See also tonne.
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Meanwhile, under a scenario that included aggressive energy efficiency measures by industry, greenhouse gas emissions would reach a level of 683 megatons by 2025, an increase of 21 percent from 1997 levels.
It lists a total of 104 targets, including all Britain's major cities, air bases and ports, earmarked to face weapons with a maximum total thermonuclear yield of more than 389 megatons - equivalent to 389 million tons of TNT.
The Megatons to Megawatt contract's provisions would have made perfect sense if it had strictly been a pact between the United States and Russia.
For nearly two decades, the Megatons to Megawatts program has provided a reliable source of fuel for commercial nuclear power plants while reducing the quantities of weapons-grade uranium remaining in the world," said John K.
Megatons to Megawatts is continuing through 2013, with an additional 300 metric tons of Russian warhead material -- equal to 12,000 warheads -- expected to be recycled into fuel.
Coventry would have been hit with an estimated three megatons - 150 times as powerful as the bomb dropped on Hiroshima at the end of the Second World War.
Jupiter took a bruisin' as the fragments of Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 plowed one by one into the far side of the gas giant's southern hemisphere, collectively depositing the energy equivalent of some 40 million megatons of TNT.
We are excited to continue our fruitful relationship with TENEX, which has been built on the foundation of the successful Megatons to Megawatts[TM] program," said Phil Sewell, USEC senior vice president of American Centrifuge and Russian HEU.
Russia HEU Purchase Agreement, commonly known as the Megatons to Megawatts Program, with this week's off-loading of the final shipment of low enriched uranium (LEU) at the Port of Baltimore in Baltimore, Maryland, from Russia.
The B53, with a yield of 9 megatons of TNT, is also one of the last very high-yield thermonuclear bombs in US service and is believed to be 600 times more powerful than the bomb dropped on Hiroshima, Japan, on August 6, 1945.
5 miles long hit the planet with an impact of more than 100 megatons and wiped out the dinosaurs.
In other words, a lot of what you saw in ``Deep Impact,'' only megatons more of the good stuff.