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!
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