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How much kinetic energy did this meteor deliver to the ground?
How does this energy compare to the energy released by a 1.0-megaton nuclear bomb? (A megaton bomb releases the same energy as a million tons of TNT, and 1.0 ton of TNT releases 4.184 109 J of energy.)
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