Thor's Hammer Weighs as Much as 3 Billion Elephants, Says Neil deGrasse Tyson

By Kyle Wagner on at

Neil deGrasse Tyson just took the mystery out of a cosmic mystery in comics, and somehow made it even cooler. How much does Mjolnir, the hammer of Thor forged from a collapsing star, actually weigh? Turns out, stars weigh a lot.

And, naturally, he got his hands on the real thing.

Anyone want to bang out the maths on Captain America's shield on a napkin while we're at it? [Twitter]