Enigma298@aol.com
Fri, 28 May 1999 23:01:43 EDT


In a message dated 29/05/99 02:59:33 GMT Standard Time,
silentaxis@geocities.com writes:

> Push an asteroid? Uhm... in space, it doesn't matter because there's no
> gravity and velocity. You can chuck a rock in space and it would do as
> much damage to a space station as a maverick missile would. Probably more.

No - there's no gravity and velocity, but there's still inertia, meaning you
have to exert a hugely powerful force to overcome that in an asteroid.

In the case of the rock, you would have to exert an extreme amount of force
for it to do damage comparable to a missile, which would also contain an
explosive warhead.

Shane.
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