# Kilograms to Metric Megatons Converter

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## Conversion Table

 kilograms to metric megatons kg Mt 100000000 kg 0.1 Mt 200000000 kg 0.2 Mt 300000000 kg 0.3 Mt 400000000 kg 0.4 Mt 500000000 kg 0.5 Mt 600000000 kg 0.6 Mt 700000000 kg 0.7 Mt 800000000 kg 0.8 Mt 900000000 kg 0.9 Mt 1000000000 kg 1 Mt 1100000000 kg 1.1 Mt 1200000000 kg 1.2 Mt 1300000000 kg 1.3 Mt 1400000000 kg 1.4 Mt 1500000000 kg 1.5 Mt 1600000000 kg 1.6 Mt 1700000000 kg 1.7 Mt 1800000000 kg 1.8 Mt 1900000000 kg 1.9 Mt 2000000000 kg 2 Mt

## How to convert

1 kilogram (kg) = 0.000000001 metric megaton (Mt). Kilogram (kg) is a unit of Weight used in Metric system. Metric Megaton (Mt) is a unit of Weight used in Metric system.

## Kilograms: A Unit of Weight

A kilogram is a unit of weight that measures how much force an object or substance exerts on a scale due to gravity. It is equal to the mass of the International Prototype of the Kilogram (IPK), a cylinder of platinum-iridium alloy stored at the International Bureau of Weights and Measures in France. One kilogram can also be written as kg or 1000 g.

## How to Convert Kilograms

To convert kilograms to other units of weight, we need to use conversion factors that relate the kilogram to the desired unit. For example, to convert kilograms to pounds, we need to know that one pound is equal to 0.45359237 kg. Therefore, one kilogram is equal to 2.2046226218 pounds.

Here are some common conversion factors for kilograms:

• 1 kg = 1000 g
• 1 kg = 2.2046226218 lb
• 1 kg = 35.27396195 oz
• 1 kg = 0.001 t
• 1 kg = 0.1574730444 st

To convert from other units of weight to kilograms, we need to use the inverse of these conversion factors. For example, to convert pounds to kilograms, we need to divide by 2.2046226218.

Kilograms also can be marked as kilogrammes in UK.

## An Introduction to Metric Megatons

Metric megatons are a unit of mass in the metric system that are equal to one million kilograms. They are also known as gigagrams or gigatonnes, and are sometimes used for measuring the mass or energy of very large objects or events, such as the Earth’s crust, the Chicxulub impact, or the largest nuclear explosions. In this article, we will explore the definition, history, conversion and usage of metric megatons.

## Definition of Metric Megatons

A metric megaton is a unit of mass equal to 10^6 (one million) kilograms. The symbol for metric megaton is Mt, and it is derived from the SI prefix “mega”, meaning “million”. A metric megaton is also equivalent to 1000000000 grams, 2204622.621 pounds or 5000000000 carats.

A metric megaton is also used as a unit of energy equal to 4.184 petajoules (4.184 x 1015 J). This is based on the amount of energy released by one million tons of TNT exploding, which is approximately 4.184 terajoules (4.184 x 1012 J). This unit is also known as the TNT equivalent, and it is used to compare the energy of different explosions or impacts.

## History of Metric Megatons

Metric megatons were introduced as a multiplier in the metric system in 1795, along with other prefixes such as kilo, deca, deci and centi. The metric system was developed in France during the French Revolution, as a way to standardize and simplify measurements. The metric system was based on decimal fractions and powers of ten, unlike the previous systems that used arbitrary units and fractions.

The metric system was adopted by many countries in the 19th and 20th centuries, and became the official system of measurement for science and international trade. However, some countries such as the United States still use other systems such as the imperial or customary units.

Metric megatons were also used as a unit of energy in the 20th century, especially after the development of nuclear weapons. The first nuclear bomb detonated in 1945 had an estimated yield of about 0.00002 Mt. Since then, many nuclear tests and explosions have been measured in megatons or gigatons (one thousand megatons) of TNT equivalent.

## How to Convert Metric Megatons

Metric megatons can be easily converted to other units of mass or energy by multiplying or dividing by appropriate factors. For example, to convert metric megatons to grams, we multiply by 1000000000; to convert metric megatons to kilograms, we multiply by 1000000; to convert metric megatons to joules, we multiply by 4184000000000000.

## Where Metric Megatons are Used

Metric megatons are sometimes used for measuring the mass or energy of very large objects or events, such as the Earth’s crust, the Chicxulub impact, or the largest nuclear explosions. Here are some examples:

• In geology, metric megatons are used for estimating the mass or volume of rocks in the Earth’s crust or mantle. For example, the mass of the Earth’s crust is about 2.6 x 107 Mt.
• In paleontology, metric megatons are used for measuring the energy or magnitude of asteroid impacts that caused mass extinctions or geological changes. For example, the Chicxulub impact that wiped out most dinosaurs about 66 million years ago had an estimated energy of about 100 Mt.
• In military science, metric megatons are used for measuring the yield or explosive power of nuclear weapons or conventional explosives. For example, the largest nuclear weapon ever tested was the Tsar Bomba, which had a yield of about 50 Mt.

## Example Conversions of Metric Megatons to Other Units

Here are some example conversions of metric megatons to other units:

• To convert 2 Mt to g, we multiply by 1000000000: 2 Mt x 1000000000 = 2000000000 g
• To convert 5 Mt to kg, we multiply by 1000000: 5 Mt x 1000000 = 5000000 kg
• To convert 3 Mt to lb, we multiply by 2204622.621: 3 Mt x 2204622.621 = 6613867.863 lb
Metric Megatons also can be marked as Megatonnes (alternative British English spelling in UK).

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