Since shooting stars are usually just extremely fast and small space pebbles what would it be like to get hit by one of these in outer space?
- MarkLv 71 month ago
Since you are probably not holding station and are travelling fast, even a speck of dirt can do some serious damage to a space ship. Even worse is all the man-made debris orbiting Earth (old satellites, etc).
- davidLv 41 month ago
Small pebble moving at the speed of sound or more? Bang! You're dead.
- tham153Lv 71 month ago
Are you referring to Bruce Willis, Sylvester Stallone, et. al., or do you mean meteors? If meteors, somewhat like being shot with a very high velocity bullet.
- 1 month ago
It was a cause for concern for the lunar astronauts; they would be outside for many hours during an EVA, and they're *standing* on a huge gravitational attractor with no atmosphere.
Their suits consisted of many layers; the outer shell was supposed to be able to handle micro-meteor hits at a certain speed - but, if a larger or faster one happened to impact the guy, he'd be dead.
And, there are impacts that occur on the ISS; the Space Shuttle suffered a few as well.
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- Ronald 7Lv 71 month ago
It would be like getting hit by a Bullet
Thankfully they are few and far between in the vastness of space
Don't forget the Duck TapeSource(s): QUACK !!!
- CarolOklaLv 71 month ago
That does happen to the ISS. If it's small enough. some duct tape is a quick fix until a more permanent patch can be devised. There ISS has had some very near encounters with larger space debris. They barely had enough time to maneuver the ISS out of the way.