100 Ways to Die in Space – # 8 Asteroid Impact

Welcome to 100 Ways to Die in Space

Hi there bloggies, welcome to a new and fun little feature – 100 ways to die in space. Taking inspiration from a million ways to die in the west I’ll be taking a somewhat tongue in cheek at the many and various ways that space is somewhat unkind to the average human being and it pretty effective at killing them very quickly. Step aboard and see what happens, just don’t come on wearing a red top!

Method 6 – Impacts with Asteroids or other Objects

An impact from an asteroid or other moving object is just like a collision, except the other way around. It falls as one would expect into the category of things bumping into each other but In this case no one has messed up or been a cockwomble. In this care the mechanics of the universe or it’s sense of humour (whichever way you look at it) is against you you you happen to be in the way. The really unfortunate part to all this is that you have done nothing wrong – but the net result is exactly the same as the collision.

The concept is pretty simple, while wandering on the lunar surface, collecting Moon rock (wading through the vegetation looking at the flat disk that is the Earth – was this subtle enough? 😉 ) and generally going about your daily space work a piece of ruck that could be so, so small or really big smacks into you – You’re not got a chance. A similar result would occur if the rock or debris hit your spacecraft. Fortunately these instances are very, very rare as Jupiter being the greedy gravity well it is has sucked a lot of it up.

Keep watching out when you’re out there though and don’t be afraid to duck!

© Simon Farnell 2013 – 2023




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15 thoughts on “100 Ways to Die in Space – # 8 Asteroid Impact

      1. Hey my friend, I’m doing as good as expected. I’m happy about our presidential election though, that is a bright light in this dark hole we’ve been put in the last four years. How are you keeping?

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      2. I’m pleased to hear you’re as good as you can be, I wasn’t sure what side of the fence you were on over your president, especially as I thought Texas was very red. But I too think that it’s good he will be going (with a crow bar it seems). I’m doing ok, it’s cold and dark here now and I’m locked up at home again lol

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