Self-exploding asteroids...the atom wrote:Quite clearly what?
Ask and ye shall receive...Evidence of this 'bad scaling' please. Not sure how the burden of proof works around here, but it's my suspicion that it functions much like most other sites (I'd hope anyways).
As far as scaling is concerned, here you can see the asteroids coming towards the ISD's tower, and it seems half again larger than the Shield Domes, which have been scaled at 40 meters...Low level? That asteroid looked pretty damn huge to me. But please, do provide your calculations and/or sources regarding kinetic energy of the asteroid.
So, about 70 meters or so...
If it's pure Iron, and we use a solid form instead of the normal loose aggregation that collison formed asteroids would be:
Iron density : pure iron is 7870 kg/m³
Volume of 70 meter asteroid = 179 594.38 m³ or 1.7959e+5
Mass of asteroid = 7874 kg/m³ x 179 594.38 m³ = 1,414,126,148.12 kg
If the asteroid is pure Nickel, then mass is = 8908 kg/m³ x 179 594.38 m³ = 1,599,826,737.04 kg
Kinetic energy formula is = 1/2 mv2
TESB asteroid = 70 meter diameter
Highest estimated speeds based on size and visuals = 1km/s
Calculated highest possible KE for Iron = 706706325000000 Joules, or 168.99 KT.
Calculated highest possible KE for Nickel = 799913368520000 Joules, or 191.18 KT.