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While the cow report is amazing, note that the odds of being hit by a falling spacecraft are, umm, astronomically small. Probably on the same order as the falling farm animal odds.

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Would really stink if your boat got hit by a spacecraft

I guess that depends on what it was carrying. What does space debris smell like?
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I guess that depends on what it was carrying. What does space debris smell like?
It the moment after impact? Burning fiberglass, Dacron and diesel, mixed-in with holding tank contents.

Then and there'd be a lot of steam everywhere.

I guess that qualifies as stinky.

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I wonder what the terminal velocity of a cow would be from 30,000'.
It would depend on if it were beef or dairy I suppose.
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I wonder what the terminal velocity of a cow would be from 30,000'.
It would depend on if it were beef or dairy I suppose.
135 mph would be my guess, since people are about 120 mph and it's based on surface area to volume ratio IIRC (similar density). Air resistance goes up dramatically with only slight increases in speed, hence the smallish, 15 mph increase, even though the cow is much heavier.

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"phobos-grunt" sounds like a natural childbirth method.
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Udderly incredible! Sorry, someone had to go there.
It is FRIDAY and I am going sailing for the weekend!!! I will now include scanning the skies as a part of my situational awareness...lol
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isnt the terminal velocity of gravity 220mph?
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