How Much Energy Can Superman Release During a Super Flare?

Osarenkhoe Uwuigbe


This paper investigates how much solar energy Superman can store and subsequently release in the form of his new power, a Super Flare. Modelling Superman’s cells as tiny solar panels it was calculated that 7.07 x 105 J of energy is stored every second by Superman. This figure was adjusted to represent an efficiency which reflected Superman’s abilities; a new value of 3.86 x 1010 J every second was produced. Assuming that Superman can release the energy as fast as he stores it, then Superman releases 3.86 x 1010 J every second during a Super Flare which after an hour would have released more energy than an atomic bomb.


Comic; Physics; Solar energy; Superhero; Superman

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