Thursday, September 21, 2017

Armageddon Mission

In the movie Armageddon, the team uses a nuclear blast that supposedly separated a dooms-day sized asteroid. I believe I have found a much safer and more effective way of dealing with an asteroid of this size.

In a certain scenario of finding an asteroid that is on a collision path with Earth, I estimate a time span of 50 years or more of warning. At the minimum of 50 years, us humans would have time to prepare for this event.

Particle Accelerators are an extreme advance in modern science, they take particles and accelerate them to nearly the speed of light. In certain P.A. units, they are set up to create collisions with counter-rotating particles. These massive machines are over 17 miles long! When a single collision takes place (2,000-3,000 protons), the energy to melt 1,100 lbs of copper is produced. A current particle colliding machine is capable of producing 600 million collisions a second. The conditions inside of a particle accelerator are space like.

How does the particle accelerator have anything to do with the asteroid?

I propose that mankind develop a particle accelerator that collides atoms in space. Theoretically we can make a section of the accelerator completely open since the conditions inside are the same as space. Create a collision point in the middle of the large gap of the machine.

As the asteroid hurdles, Earthlings would create and place this machine in space directly on the collision course. Since an object in motion stays in motion in space, we would spin this large machine in a rotating manner, such that the particles are able to cover an area wider then the asteroid. Assuming this would take, at the most, 40 years to create and place in space, we would have 10 years to begin accelerating particles and have an adequate amount of particle collisions (>,=600 million) as the asteroid gets near.

As the particle collisions are consistently happening and expelling an enormous amount of energy around the entirety of the asteroid as it passes through the collision field that is constantly rotating, the asteroid would be nearly vaporized as the collisions break apart the asteroid into infinite particles of iron and space rock. As the large cloud of space rock (formally an asteroid) approaches Earth's atmosphere, the enormous amount of bits of asteroid will be burned up in Earth's atmosphere.

Sunday, September 3, 2017

Mission Might-Be-Possible

So first off, we need to remember that Tom Cruise is only 5'7". This will give us an idea of the actual size of the "Stunt Scenes".

The Building Fulcrum

Ethan Hunts teammates kindly give us the information needed to confirm the fulcrum. The first building is 226 meters tall, the second building is 162 meters tall, and the distance between is 47.55 meters. Although he does run off the side of the building, his running speed is irrelevant since it would be considered a factor on a Z-axis which is not required for a situation of this kind. It would be relevant if you were attempting to pinpoint his landing on the roof. His initial decent on the Y-axis would have been 0 m/s because he was stationary until gravity (-9.8 m/s) took effect as he began his free fall from the top of the building. His initial and final Y-axis velocity would have been 0 m/s as the fulcrum starts from a stationary point on the roof of the first building and ends as he detaches the cable from himself at the top of the second building. Unfortunately we do not know the weight of Ethan Hunt which could help us find the velocity while he was at the bottom of the fulcrum which could prove whether he would have made it up to the top of the second building.

The Fulcrum Drop

After the infamous fulcrum that Ethan Hunt engages and completes successfully, he dropped after detaching the cable. As he detached the cable he had a Y-Axis velocity of 0 m/s. Gravity's effect on Earth is -9.8 m/s^2. He dropped for approximately 3 seconds before hitting the roof. Using the formula Vf=g*t we can find his velocity when he hit the window on the slanted roof. This formula yields a final velocity of 29.4 m/s (65.77 mph). If a human being hit a still object at 65.77 mph without any major protection (helmet) there would be serious injuries or death. Ethan Hunt simply grunts and seems to walk it off which I rule impossible.

Car Slide

After the bridge fight scene, Ethan Hunt jumps in a convertible to attempt to save his wife. During this scene he is in a convertible while speeding and swerving through traffic. At one point he is headed directly towards a semi and pulls the e-brake and fishtails to his left. Notice I said E-BRAKE. After he does this, the camera view switches and he is immediately going a velocity near his initial before applying the brake. Brakes are designed to slow you down significantly, and turning a car sideways while having the rear brakes locked would result in an incredible deceleration. While this is being said, the car would need a motor much larger and more powerful then a stock convertible to be able to get to a velocity in under one second after such a large deceleration. Even modern drift cars and super cars are unable to accelerate that fast after being slowed down. I call this scene impossible due to the car's velocity directly after a deceleration of that scale. Unfortunately I cannot remember any quantities from this scene, but from pure eye-sight it seemed the car was traveling around 50 mph when it entered the slide and was in some way able to exit the slide doing around 50 mph.