Re: King of the moon

From: Rodent of Unusual Size (Ken.Coar@Golux.Com)
Date: Thu Apr 19 2001 - 04:07:08 PDT

Eugene Leitl wrote:
> Uncontested, my ass.

I said 'uncontested,' not 'incontestable.' As for Nukes In Space,
the physical effects are fairly useless, yes -- but the EMP
would not be (at least against other small-mass unatmosphered
targets). And nukes have nothing to do with the superiourity
of an asteroid-mounted battle platform; the gravity well
differential does. And how. Heinlein really only touched on
first-order impact effects in 'The Moon is a Harsh Mistress;'
the second-order atmospheric effects of multikilotonne masses
arriving at astronomical velocities would probably be far greater
and farther-reaching, both on the x/y/z and t axes. 'Hot Fudge
Sundae falls on a Tuesday this week.'

#ken    P-)}

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