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Q & A: What are the dangers in being struck by a flying object?

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Most recent answer: 05/12/2015
Q:
what dangers do flying debris cause to the human bean
- kelsey (age 11)
alaska city
A:

Hi Kelsey,

The dangers range from a minor "Ouch" to serious damage and even death.  The amount of impact depends on the flying object's momentum which is the product of its mass  and its velocity.  So it's better to be struck by a slow moving snowball than by a fast baseball.

Leeh

 


(published on 05/12/2015)

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