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  1.  (580.1)
    "Launching a paper aeroplane from a space station: that’s a playful future."

    Am I the only one who thought "super paper waterbombs ov liquid death"?
  2.  (580.2)
    Mmmm, yes. Sorry.
    • CommentTimeJan 21st 2008
    No. Actually. Sorry to contradict you, Andrenavarro, but... he wasn't the only one.

    Waterbombs from space sounds good to me
      CommentAuthorAlan Tyson
    • CommentTimeJan 22nd 2008
    Wow. I'm not nearly smart enough to do the math on that, but I estimate that a waterbomb dropped from space, directly onto Suzie's head, would probably implode the universe.
    • CommentTimeJan 22nd 2008
    Afraid your waterbomb would never make it - the only reason the paper plane can get through without all that incovenient "fiery destruction" is because it's lower weight and speed mean it doesn't experience as much friction at a rather sedate mach 7. Your unaerodynamic waterbomb would get closer to the face-blistering mach 22 of normal re-entry - or at least it would approach it before evaporating into the atmosphere.