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SolRo - 2017-12-12

Pretty sure if you fall from orbit you'd burn up on reentry before anything interesting happened.

Anaxagoras - 2017-12-13

...or you could just accept it as a way to set up a thought experiment that makes a lot of the scientific numbers more real to most people.

SolRo - 2017-12-13

I guess? He didn't even mention it to hand-wave it away. He does mention other mundane problems like cold and oxygen toxicity.

Crab Mentality - 2017-12-13

I not a scientist, but doesn't our oxygen-rich atmosphere act as an accellerant? Density of the gasses that you're passing through would vary the friction, and more oxygen would fuel the flames of friction-based heat.

I'd argue with this guy, but I don't know enough about Saturn to dispute him.

SolRo - 2017-12-13

that would have been a cool thing to include and discuss.

Raggamuffin - 2017-12-13

For what it's worth, I think Cassini burned up well above the first cloud deck. It's cool to think about what extreme pressures can do to elements, but yeah I don't typically like these "what would happen to you in a black hole?" deals that astrophysics people seem to be into when they are talking to us everyday proles.

chumbucket - 2017-12-13

He had me at 2 million atm of pressure.

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