Physical Science A Marshmallow At The Speed Of Light!

Discussion in 'Physical Science' started by JcMinJapan, Sep 9, 2004.

  1. JcMinJapan

    JcMinJapan Premium Member

    Ok, here is an interesting fact I stumbled on.

    Did you know that if a marshmallow hit the Earth at 99.99% the speed of light it would leave a crater several miles across?

    I wonder what a baseball at the speed of light would do.
  2. Cinderloft

    Cinderloft Premium Member

    I would assume a greater amount of damage as the baseball weights more and is larger. I do not know the actual mathematical calculations. I know it would definately hurt like the dickens if instead of Earth as a target, it was hurtling towards Uranus.

    Cinderloft - 1, Really-fast baseball - 0
  3. oddtodd

    oddtodd Premium Member

    LMAO !!!
  4. pineappleupsidedown

    pineappleupsidedown Premium Member

    Hahah, thats hilarious Cinder!

    I have a marshmallow blowgun. You should see when i hit people with them. They act like i chucked a quarter at them. Then when i tell them its a marshmallow, they finally try and pretend like it didnt bother them.

    I can just see it now, their home completely destroyed. I come walking up behind them. "oh, but its just a marshmallow!"


  5. Icewolf

    Icewolf Premium Member

    As speed increases the mass also increases, a marshmallow going at that speed would probably have the same mass as a piece of lead about the size of your house. all in the size of a marshmallow, scary, lol.
  6. ilovepizza

    ilovepizza Premium Member

    I hope no one decides to throw a marshmallow at Earth. It would be such a shame to waste a marshmallow like that.
  7. junior_smith

    junior_smith Premium Member

    ILPyou are a weird and funny guy lol