gnosis301: 25 feet may not seem big to some FARKers, but at the asteroid's velocity of 17 times the speed of light, even a sneeze could destroy the earth.
cgraves67: Sure, if it were 25ft when it hit the Earth it would destroy a small city, but it probably wouldn't be near that big by the time it passed through the atmosphere. I doubt it would even hit the ground.
OregonVet: Guess how I now you DRTFA.
CeroX: What a 25' meteor looks like after passing through the Atmosphere:[www.towercrystals.com image 450x334]
Rapmaster2000: So it's pretty fast, huh?
The Evil Home Brewer: So I was wrong to run up a $200,000 bill on hookers and blow?
unfarkingbelievable: Why does subby assume I wear underwear?
enry: I don't need to shower, do I?
maxheck: it's the blast it creates braking.
gnosis301: Rapmaster2000: So it's pretty fast, huh?I'd say it's reasonably fast. I heard in college that sperm leave the male organ at roughly 30 times the speed of sound. That's only relatively fast.
CivicMindedFive: gnosis301: 25 feet may not seem big to some FARKers, but at the asteroid's velocity of 17 times the speed of light, even a sneeze could destroy the earth.I'm pretty sure a rock 25 feet across travelling at 17 times the speed of light would have a mass greater than the rest of the universe combined.
WordsnCollision: With helpful picture of what a 25-foot wide asteroid might look like?[www.techsonia.com image 300x225]/Bad article is bad
El Dudereno: gnosis301: Rapmaster2000: So it's pretty fast, huh?I'd say it's reasonably fast. I heard in college that sperm leave the male organ at roughly 30 times the speed of sound. That's only relatively fast.So that's why my neighbors always complain about sonic booms coming from my property.
maxheck: JackieRabbit:"According to the Mail Online, if an asteroid of the same size collided with the Earth, it could destroy a small city. Its destruction would be half of the Hiroshima nuclear bomb."No, it would not. An asteroid of this size would be largely vaporized in the upper atmosphere and any surviving fragments would be quite small. Fortunately, asteroids don't work the way OMFG! reporters want them to.It's not the surviving fragments that hurt, it's the blast it creates braking.Think of the energy that would be required to loft a 25' rock to escape velocity in a matter of seconds. That's how much energy the rock would dump into the atmosphere slowing down to nothing and disintegrating.That's a big honking fireball and resultant shockwave... In the worst case where it was coming straight down over the hypothetical small city it would be like a hammer from God even if the entire rock was vaporized.There's not much left of atomic bombs when they're done exploding either, but they don't do damage through their fragments.
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