Prabal Nandy (nandy@U.Arizona.EDU)
Fri, 8 Jan 1999 15:12:43 -0700 (MST)
> > What I mean is that the hypersonic shockwave from the 'bow' of the 30-km
> >colony as it slams into the Earth will shoot back through the colony and
> >may actually cause the 'tail' of the colony itself to explode while it's
> What will the consequences be? less of an impact than expected?
> (since parts of the colony just "blew up")
I think it would be worse, alot more debris will be ejected over a
larger area, higher into the atmosphere...
> I think that if the object comes in too fast there will be a chance
> that it will simply bounce off the denser atmosphere... *boink!* =P
It's a question of both speed and whether it's coming in at a 'grazing
angle' or not, you know?
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