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If the energy in fusion bombs were used to supply the energy needs of the world, how many of the 9-megaton variety would be needed for a year’s supply of energy (using data from Table 7.1)? This is not as far-fetched as it may sound—there are thousands of nuclear bombs, and their energy can be trapped in underground explosions and converted to electricity, as natural geothermal energy is.
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<b>Table 7.1</b> Energy of various objects and phenomena
Table 7.1 Energy of various objects and phenomena
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$1\times 10^{4}\textrm{ bombs}$
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