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megaton

1. one million tons
2. an explosive power, esp of a nuclear weapon, equal to the power of one million tons of TNT

megaton

[′meg·ə‚tən]
(physics)
The energy released by 1,000,000 metric tons of chemical high explosive calculated at a rate of 1000 calories per gram, or a total of 4.18 × 1015 joules; used principally in expressing the energy released by a nuclear bomb. Abbreviated MT.
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Rather than adopting a tired, flashback-heavy approach, Megaton and screenwriters Besson and regular collaborator Robert Mark Kamen let Cataleya's childhood trauma play out upfront in an audacious, half-hour prologue set in 1992 Bogota.
Tom O'Brien, the season's leading conditional rider, took his score to 27 with a double on Il Penseroso for Alison Thorpe in the 2m handicap chase and Megaton for Peter Bowen in the novice hurdle, the earlier victory having an element of good fortune as Gipsy Cricketer was upsides when he fell two out.
The test was the culmination of a programme which started in December 1954 to develop the megaton hydrogen bomb, as powerful as a million tons of TNT.
The bunkers were built in to withstand a one megaton nuclear strike on the college.
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Following the high style of Hong Kong's Cory Yuen ("The Transporter") and "The Incredible Hulk" helmer Louis Leterrier ("Transporter 2"), Megaton has considerably big shoes to fill.
THE Peter Bowen-trained Megaton continued his superb run of form with a gutsy win at Stratford and the only reason he didn't trade above his in-running high of 2.
Peter Bowen proved the trainer to follow as he notched a double with Dream On Maggie and Megaton, who landed the selling handicap hurdle and novice handicap hurdle.