Monday, May 11, 2009

The Most Awesome Thing You Will See Today...

The most awesome thing you will see today: a car crash at 650 MPH. Mythbusters wanted to see if they could fuse two cars together by colliding them. When a combined speed of 100MPH and the mass of two semi-trucks didn't do the trick, they tried a two-stage rocket sled designed to test missile warheads. The steel sled hit the car at about 650 MPH (nearly 948 ft/sec). This is faster than many bullets. As you can see in the high-speed, the metal seems to become virtually liquid in the grips of so many energy. (Incidentally, it would be nice to know how much the sled weighed so as to be be able to calculate the Kinetic Energy.) Enjoy...



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1 comment:

Jeremy said...

Now that was AMAZING. Thanks for sharing.