Neil deGrasse Tyson Is Wrong: Thor’s Mjölnir & Metallic Hydrogen

“Whosoever holds this hammer, if he be worthy, shall possess the power of Thor.” – King Odin Borson of Asgard

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Mjölnir (Norse: “that which smashes”) is the mystical hammer of Thor the Norse God of Thunder and Lightning[0]. Depicted as one of the most fearsome weapons, capable of levelling mountains; it is comparable to King Arthur’s Excalibur and the Christian Crucifix in terms of its cultural significance, more so with the cinematic success of Marvel Comics adaptation of the hammer and its wielder.

Resulting in many variations of this mythological weapon (however for this article the focus will be on the Primary Continuity’s version):

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Primary Continuity (Earth-616)
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Marvel Cinematic Universe (Earth-199999)
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Ultimate Universe (Earth-1610)

Thus it is not surprising to see much debate and discussion of this now item of popular culture, and herein we come across its most (in)famous misconception.

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