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Subject: Spaceship collision with 1mg meteorite

Date: Tue Sep 11 12:24:51 2007
Posted by Yevgeniy
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Area of science: Astronomy
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Is it true that even if we were to get the technology to get to 1/10 the speed 
of light, or faster, we still can't do it for safety reason or not? Is it 
likely that a collision with a 1 mg meteorite or even smaller would destroy a 
spaceship? Are such particles common?

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