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The moon-rope
Nov 22 2007, 1:05 am
By: MrrLL
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Jan 11 2008, 4:07 am MrrLL Post #41

Military purposes? Random much?


Jan 11 2008, 4:09 am Minority Post #42

Well every large project needs to have some military purpose... otherwise what's the point?


Jan 11 2008, 6:11 am Ultraviolet Post #43

Don't stop till you get enough

Quote from Merrell
Military purposes? Random much?

In his defense, this whole topic was fairly random.

Jan 13 2008, 12:12 pm candle12345 Post #44

I reckon it'd be extremely odd.

I mean, rope physics in 0-gravity would be really interesting to watch, but ropes in 2 gravities...



Jan 13 2008, 3:22 pm Falkoner Post #45

Wouldn't it burn up in the atmosphere though? Or is that just fast-moving objects? And how would a rope endure freezing cold..


Jan 13 2008, 3:54 pm Centreri Post #46

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Err.. I think this is assuming the rope is made out of fibers of the hardest substance known to man.


Jan 13 2008, 3:59 pm Minority Post #47

Y'know... I don't think that there would be that much 'freezing cold'... Earth's atmosphere only gets 'cold' up to a certain point, where the protection from the sun's radiation starts to dissapear. And since there is nothing to take away thermal energy from objects in space (apart from radiation, which won't take away that much) the rope would get really hot.

Hmm, all this has probably been mentioned already >.<


Jan 14 2008, 2:35 am The Great Yam Post #48

I have a quick question...

Why are all the scientific topics on here totally ridiculous?

I mean, half of these discussions not even useful, because you have to remove several laws of physics for them to even work, just stuff like "what if you removed the laws of gravity and the speed of light and launched a bologna sandwich at an infinite amout of bacon?"

That being said, this would've made an interesting five minute conversation. I have a feeling a giant space rope would just pull itself free and become a huge killing machine that would rip through cities on Earth's surface.

Post has been edited 1 time(s), last time on Jan 14 2008, 2:46 am by The Great Yam.


Jan 14 2008, 2:40 am Centreri Post #49

Relatively ancient and inactive

Err.. your new avatar is scary. I liked the yam better.

On a slightly off-topic note, being lightweight is not a requirement, it's a bonus. If you attach the rope using a screw that goes to the center of the moon, no matter what substance it is, it won't do much (or.. will it alter the moon's orbit?). I mean, gold fits just about everything else there. Gold fibers.


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