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An Impact at a Relativistic Speed

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2 hours ago, ollypenrice said:

What your scenario needs, though, is a mechanism by which the craft would reach O.5C and the rock the same, minus the infinity-dodging digit. If we interpreted your initial description of the rock as 'stationary' as its having a history without acceleration then the acceleration history would need to belong to the craft and be almost C.

Olly

I see what you mean now

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To answer Olly if you had a mass of 10^16 kg moving a 1 m/s it has enough kinetic energy to accelerate a mass of 10^2 kg to 10^8 m/s. Clearly a major undertaking technically!

We are talking about 10^17 to 10^18 joules so not totally out of bounds.

Regards Andrew

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2 hours ago, andrew s said:

 if you had a mass of 10^16 kg

About 20 million Titanics, in Imperial units :)

 

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2 hours ago, SilverAstro said:

About 20 million Titanics, in Imperial units :)

 

Oh no, I think I'm about half a dozen Titanics short and they don't make them any more...

:crybaby2:lly

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3 hours ago, Knight of Clear Skies said:

I wouldn't want to get an insurance quote for that fleet.

Don't overlook the film futures, though how many times can Leo DiCaprio die?

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