What if Thor went up against superman? Can Superman destroy Thor’s hammer- his only source of power- the legendary Mjolnir? Or will Thor beat the hell out of Superman with his hammer which only the worthy can yield?
Let’s see! Say Thor’s hammer is made from the most dense object known to exist in the universe, the core of a dying star, not just any star but a star powerful enough to cause a supernova and finally due to its own incredible gravitational field, collapse into what scientists called a “neutron star”.
Its density gets even more intense as we go deeper. At the very core it can be as dense as 8 x 10 ^ (17) Kg/ m^3. To compare, the densest material on earth is osmium and its density is only 22.59 x 10^ (3) Kg/m^3.
Here a quick calculation (height Chris Hemsworth is 191 cm and time taken =3.82 secs) shows that Thor at his best delivers a hammer strike at a velocity of 2.162 m/sec.
With that speed, the energy of his hammer while hitting superman will be 1.767 x 10^ (16) J, about 280 atomic bombs that was dropped on Hiroshima on august 6, 1945.
Some quick calculations (Henry cavil weight =92 kg and relativistic mechanics), his impact energy will be 5.8548 x 10^ (21) J, that is 3.3 x 10^5 times more than that of Thor’s hammer.
However, will he be able to really break his hammer?