Petaton


Petaton

A petaton is an unit of mass that is equal to 1,000 teratons. It can also used as a unit of energy equivalent to 10e15 (one million billion) tons of TNT. This latter use is usually restricted to astronomical events such as meteor impacts or large science fiction weapons.

ee also

* Teraton
* Gigaton
* Megaton


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