What, If Needle Hits the Earth At the Speed of Light?

Needle Hits the Earth At the Speed of Light

Needle Hits the Earth At the Speed of Light

Needle Hits the Earth At the Speed of Light

Something is moving Towards our planet that could end all life on Earth.

It's a regular needle weighing about 5 grams.

You're probably wondering why it's so dangerous. Is something that small really do any harm?

Needle Hits the Earth At the Speed of Light

Needle Hits the Earth At the Speed of Light

It's hard to say, because it moving at the speed of light and we don't really know what will happen when it hits?

Needle Hits the Earth At the Speed of Light

That's because the idea itself is hypothetical. So it leaves us with a bunch of questions. 

Here's the first one.

Needle Hits the Earth At the Speed of Light

What happens to a sewing needle in space. could it actually accelerate to the speed of light?

Needle Hits the Earth At the Speed of Light

The short answer is no. But it's not that simple. 

Needle Hits the Earth At the Speed of Light

In our universe, nothing that has mass can reach the speed of light. It takes energy to make any object go faster.

Needle Hits the Earth At the Speed of Light

since they can't be an infinite amount of energy. Nothing can ever accelerate that much.

So in our case, We can simplify that.

Needle Hits the Earth At the Speed of Light

Needle Hits the Earth At the Speed of Light

Needle Hits the Earth At the Speed of Light

Let's say that the needle is moving at 99.9% the speed of light. That's about 186,000 MI. PER SECOND (miles per second) or 670 Million MPH (miles per hour). 

Needle Hits the Earth At the Speed of Light

At this speed the journey from the earth to the sun will take 8 minutes. 

Needle Hits the Earth At the Speed of Light

For comparison, the "FALCON HEAVY" rocket. Which is a partially reusable heavy-lift launch vehicle designed and manufactured by "SPACEX", has maximum speed of 24,600 MPH.

Needle Hits the Earth At the Speed of Light

And the fastest car on earth is more than 2 million times slower than the speed of light. 

Heaviest meteorite in History, Which Fell on Earth!

Needle Hits the Earth At the Speed of Light

The biggest rock, ever hit our planet was the "HOBA METEORITE". Is a meteorite that lies on the farm of the same name, not far from Grootfontein, in the Otjozondjupa Region of Namibia. 

It has been uncovered but, because of its large mass, has never been moved from where it fell. And It weighed about 60 tons. It felt to earth around 80,000 years ago and caused a lot of damage.

Needle Hits the Earth At the Speed of Light

That something is small like Sewing needle be able to the have the same effect? Sure what?

Needle Hits the Earth At the Speed of Light

Needle Hits the Earth At the Speed of Light

Actually, It is all about the energy involved in it. Small Things travelling at almost the speed of light would have more energy in them, then really big, But slow moving objects. 

Needle Hits the Earth At the Speed of Light

So our speeding needle would hit the ground much harder. 

On impact, all the energy contained would cause a mighty big BOOM!!. Everything your by would just disintegrate. 

But could such a big explosion really destroy our entire Planet?

Needle Hits the Earth At the Speed of Light

Needle Hits the Earth At the Speed of Light

The cloud of The Breed that followed this explosion was 14 Miles high. it could be seen from a distance of 100 miles

Needle Hits the Earth At the Speed of Light

Needle Hits the Earth At the Speed of Light

Needle Hits the Earth At the Speed of Light

About 50 Megatons of Explosive force was released into the atmosphere.

The energy our needle would releases in explosion would be about 43 KILOTONS force.

That's less than were humans can caused. but it could still lead to massive damage.

Needle Hits the Earth At the Speed of Light

So if you hear the news that something is headed for earth at the speed of light. You will definitely need to find some cover.

Could people survive a collision like this?

Needle Hits the Earth At the Speed of Light

Well! he would be pretty scary.

A dash-ling flash of light, for be powered by a shock wave of incredible force. 

Needle Hits the Earth At the Speed of Light

The glass in all house is within a 2.5 Mile radius would be smashed. Even the strongest building would collapse.

Needle Hits the Earth At the Speed of Light

Needle Hits the Earth At the Speed of Light

All the energy coming from needle would cause seriously big fires up to 1.5 Miles from the Epicentre. Everything in this fire would essential be vaporised.

Needle Hits the Earth At the Speed of Light

The situation would be a little different, if the needle went into the ocean. Just like a meteorite.

Its impact would cause a huge Tsunami. But the shock wave wouldn't effect big cities. And people probably wouldn't be heard. 

Although, if this hit the east coast of the United States. This tiny object could still cause flooding in New York.

But here is the most incredible possibility. 

What if the needle hit a person?

Needle Hits the Earth At the Speed of Light

Well, there is a very small chance that happening. Just 1 in 1.6 MILLION.

Needle Hits the Earth At the Speed of Light

Although something similar happened the least once.

Two men in Turkey experienced rain made of rocks in 1888. 

But let's get back to our needle going at light of speed.

Needle Hits the Earth At the Speed of Light

Needle Hits the Earth At the Speed of Light

If the human body completely absorbed of that energy upon Impact, It would just disintegrate. 

Needle Hits the Earth At the Speed of Light

But there is another possibility as well. 

Needle Hits the Earth At the Speed of Light

The needle could weaken the bonds between molecules and atoms in your body, and pass right through to them without causing any pain.

You just feels something like a Mosquito bite. 

Of-course it was still leaves it mark. The needle would make a perfect hole in your body. 

But so long as it didn't go through your vital organs, it will be fine.

The chance of a space needle hitting you, is almost like winning the lottery. 

Needle Hits the Earth At the Speed of Light

So it seems a needle moving at light speed wouldn't do that much harm.

It might create a big crater in one spot. But the world would be all right overall.

But, as i have said earlier. This idea is hypothetical. That's why, there has an another possibility.

What could happen? When the needle entered the earth's atmosphere.

Needle Hits the Earth At the Speed of Light

Because it moving close to the speed of light. The needle want actually be a solid object any more but more like a bunch of Atoms flying alongside each other.

Needle Hits the Earth At the Speed of Light

So it's possible that the needle which is pass right through our planet. The same way would cut through a balloon. it would happen very quickly, in a split second. 

No one would even noticed. that people with just go about the business.

But what if something much bigger than a needle flew towards earth.

CHELYABINSK METEOR.

Needle Hits the Earth At the Speed of Light

Needle Hits the Earth At the Speed of Light

In 2013, a large meteorite enter the atmosphere above RUSSIA, (CHELYABINSK). Luckily, most of it burned up before reached the ground. 

Needle Hits the Earth At the Speed of Light

Needle Hits the Earth At the Speed of Light

The meteorite exploded about 14.5 Miles above the surface and lightly damage more than 7,000 buildings about 1500 were injured.

But the largest piece of it that survived, weight slightly over a half of a ton.

Needle Hits the Earth At the Speed of Light

but despite from it's destructive impact it's only moving about 37,000 MPH.

What would happen if it accelerate to close to the speed of light?

An object this big, moving at a speed of nearly 186,000 MPH (miles per second). That have an enormous amount of energy. 

It's impact would be basically wipe out in entire continent

The blast we would have such force, that would completely circle the planet and pull down absolutely everything in it's past. 

Needle Hits the Earth At the Speed of Light

Needle Hits the Earth At the Speed of Light

The tsunami caused by the explosion would wash our Civilisation into the ocean.

Humans would only survive, if they made it to very deep underground bunkers. 

For once the dust settled and we went back up to the surface. You will find that, there is nothing alive left on earth.

Would be more or less the same is one of meteorite destroy the dinosaurs, millions of year ago. It's true that, that meteorite didn't move as fast but it was just as big.

Of-course our planet were covered many impact and the life returned.

But There is actually an object moving around in our solar system right now. That could destroy half the earth.

Needle Hits the Earth At the Speed of Light

Needle Hits the Earth At the Speed of Light

"Halley's Comet" it weighs about 220 Billion Tones. At a whole lots of zeros. By the way, this comment has come close enough for us spotted at least 30 times. 

Needle Hits the Earth At the Speed of Light

The last time it could be seen was in 1986. But We have a chance to see it again in too distant future. Its next appears is predicted for JULY 2061.

Needle Hits the Earth At the Speed of Light

If an object like Halley's Comet hit the earth at the speed of light. it would completely changed the shape of our Planet. 

The blast would form a crater, the size of Eurasia. have to grow like that the earth would never be the same again. 

But Now lets talk about something that'll little more real. Although it's seriously weird. 

Is there anything out there in the universe, That can move with the speed of light?

Needle Hits the Earth At the Speed of Light

Well! almost. Scientists have discovered, that some super active galaxies can spread out hot blobs of gas, the size of the Jupiter.

Needle Hits the Earth At the Speed of Light

Needle Hits the Earth At the Speed of Light

These galaxies are called BLAZARS. When they study the blobs. The Scientists stretched their heads in confusion. because the speed of this thing is about 99.9% the speed of light. 

Needle Hits the Earth At the Speed of Light

Needle Hits the Earth At the Speed of Light

To accelerate something as big as a bowling Ball to that speed, would take all the energy produced on earth for an entire week.

Needle Hits the Earth At the Speed of Light

So imagine how much you need to fire of a Jupiter sized lump in the space. 

Needle Hits the Earth At the Speed of Light

Needle Hits the Earth At the Speed of Light

The chances are that, these blobs for get all that energy from supermassive black holes inside the Blazars. All It's self absorbed tons of particles but also accelerate others and push it them out in space.

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