- Sat Jan 12, 2013 1:20 am
Mind vomit time!!!
If you know any html, you will understand the (fake) html tags I use...
I want to build a PC, Prunus serotina var. eximia is awesome, Diospyros texana is an incredible plant with tasty fruit, Latin names are FAR better than common names, Dwarf Fortress is a bawss game, have any of you tried a RAID 0 + 1 system, I want to try it, you should try eating pequin peppers raw, A Chorus Line is a good musical (I'm in it!), Dune is a great book, you should keep a sourdough starter, my Sarracenia flava will flower and give me seeds to donate to the ICPS seedbank, English is a terrible subject, my computer needs a reapplication of thermal paste, as this laptop has way too much put on to it in the factory, so much, in fact, that it acts as an insulator, I am mental vomiting right now, baking is fun, I wonder how big the asteroid Ceres would be if it hit Earth.
Let's say that it has a radius of 500 kilometers, rather than the exact value of 487 km, to make calculations easier. It weighs 9.43 X 10^20 kilograms. This means that it weighs around 1.88 X 10^18 kilograms per kilometer of radius. Only 10-40% of the mass of an object reaches the earth. Let's use 25% for ease of calculations. This means that 2.35 X 10^20 kilograms will hit the earth. This means that when it hits the earth, it would have a radius of 125 kilometers, and a diameter of 250 kilometers. As it hit the surface, this means that the other side of the asteroid would still be outside of the atmosphere! This would surely wipe out all life on earth, but it would be virtually impossible for an object with enough mass to disturb the orbit of Ceres, which is quite stable, in a way that it could hit the earth. I guess that it would have to be at least the mass of Neptune, and it is quite unlikely that something the size of Neptune's orbit could be perturbed enough to pass through the asteroid belt, and in that case, it would be quite unlikely that it could perturb Ceres's orbit in just the right way to hit earth. Anyway, this proves I'm weird, science is better than any other subject, and I hope I didn't scare you with the calculations of how large the largest asteroid in the solar system would be if it hit the planet earth! I hope you don't think that the Earth will be wiped out by Ceres, as that would be STUPID to believe, as I explained above.
END OF MIND VOMIT!
I bet my brain now seems wacked out and strange to you folks...
P.S. Sorry for the non sequiters, and I'm winning!