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Old 01-21-2019, 10:38 AM   #6
malloyd
 
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Default Re: Mass and air density

Another fairly intuitive way of thinking about why this looks like an explosion is to consider that the first stage of a chemical explosive detonating is converting a solid (which is typically around the density of a person) into the same mass of gas occupying the same volume. The explosion products are also hot, which adds energy, but then we don't know how this process compresses the air into the volume of a person, the air might be hot too.

You'd certainly expect something in the same general range as you'd get from setting off an explosive around the weight of the teleported object.
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