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ZenOpshttp://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencet...arth-month.html Half a ton of satellite will be hitting the earth soon. "The space agency said that the crash site will be anywhere between 57 degrees north latitude and 57 degrees south latitude and the remains could scatter over a 500mile area." allorocWow. ...Reading comprehension > you. There is not a 1/32000 chance of being hit. According to the article there is a one in 1/32,000 that it may hit someone. The current population is about 6,900,000,000 Unfortunately for the rest of us, the chance of 'you' getting hit is only 32000 x 6900000000 = 220,800,000,000,000 : 1 ModelexisOriginally posted by alloroc Wow.
...Reading comprehension > you. There is not a 1/32000 chance of being hit. Unfortunately for the rest of us, the chance of 'you' getting hit is only 32000 x 6900000000 = 220,800,000,000,000 : 1
BlackArcher101I interpreted it the same way as alloroc. adam cOriginally posted by alloroc Wow.
...Reading comprehension > you. There is not a 1/32000 chance of being hit. According to the article there is a one in 1/32,000 that it may hit someone. The current population is about 6,900,000,000 Unfortunately for the rest of us, the chance of 'you' getting hit is only 32000 x 6900000000 = 220,800,000,000,000 : 1 max_boostWhat about the odds of getting hit by a C-train? :confused: ZenOpsI assume they assume that the satellite will shatter into a gajillion pieces (hence the 500 mile radius) when reducing its mass from 6 tons to half a ton. So, its more like a shotgun shooting many pellets over a wide area of earth. A shotgun that is shooting bullets that are much faster than several times the speed of sound. The momentum of LEO satellites have them going around the earth in less than half an hour - that momentum is often preserved in any heavy elements used in the satellite, and is much deadlier and faster than any bullet. Gajillion being a complete guess. If it hits a major city, it could potentially kill quite a few people. A3GTiVR6SCOriginally posted by max_boost What about the odds of getting hit by a C-train? :confused:
GQBalladamn that sounds like it could cause some serious damage to wherever it hits. sigh... |

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