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One for the mycology geeks - spore ballistics

Discussion in 'Other Chatter' started by gregorach, Sep 17, 2008.

  1. gregorach

    gregorach Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)

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    From ScienceBlogs today:

    The video is amazing...
     
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    180,000g is quite some acceleration, makes a space shuttle look a bit of a slug. "Despite the immense power of its engines, the acceleration of the Space Shuttle is kept below 3 g. Anything greater would put unnecessary stress on the astronauts, the payload, and the ship itself. Fighter pilots can experience accelerations of up to 8 g for brief periods during tactical maneuvers. If sustained for more than a few seconds, 4 to 6 g is sufficient to induce blackout."
     

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