Can a bullet escape the earth?

Even a bullet, fired straight up at the maximum speed a gunpowder blast can accelerate it to, will never leave the lowest layer of Earth's atmosphere. A combination of gravity and air resistance will slow it down until it reaches a maximum height, whereupon it will fall back down to Earth's surface.


How fast would a bullet have to go to leave Earth?

There's a terrific answer. RD points out that anything leaving the Earth into space needs to be travelling at escape velocity. That means 11.2km/s.

Would a bullet keep going in space?

Once shot, the bullet will keep going forever, as the universe is expanding at a faster rate than the bullet will travel.


Could a bullet hit the moon?

An infinitely big gun could not shoot a bullet to the moon. An object needs to attain 11 km/s of velocity in order to escape the Earth's gravity. Since the atmosphere would slow down the projectile, the muzzle velocity of such a bullet would need to be in the 15 km/s ballpark.

Has a gun been fired in space?

In 1975, the Soviet Union did something that had never been done in space before. They fired a gun from a space station, the one and only time such a thing has happened. It was an event that was only uncovered after the fall of the USSR in the early 1990s.


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Would a gun work on the Moon?

Despite the abundance of oxygen on Earth, however, most gun ammunition comes with its own oxidizer "built in", so to speak. The result is that a gun can fire even in the absence of oxygen, such as on the Moon.

What would happen if a bullet hit Earth at light speed?

What would happen if a bullet went the speed of light? Short answer: we would all die, Earth, along with this entire solar system would be completely destroyed!

Which animal can stop a bullet?

Though no animal is bulletproof, the structure of whales makes them the most bullet resistant living creature on the earth.


What happens if a bullet isn't removed?

The metal can make its way into the blood stream and impair the functioning of nerves. “Retained bullet fragments (RBFs) are an infrequently reported, but important, cause of lead toxicity,” the CDC team reports, noting that symptoms “can appear years after suffering a gunshot wound.”

Do you age at the speed of light?

Re: How would you age at the speed of light

The simple answer is, anything moving through space at c, equal to the speed of light in a vacuum, experiences zero time flow. If you were to travel at the speed of light, you would experience no time.

How far can a bullet fly?

A pointed bullet, depending on the caliber and rifle, will travel between half a meter to 4.5 meters, or about 5 yards. A bullet with a round tip may go further and have an effective range of up to 2.75 meters or 3 yards.


Does time stop at speed of light?

The simple answer is, "Yes, it is possible to stop time. All you need to do is travel at light speed." The practice is, admittedly, a bit more difficult. Addressing this issue requires a more thorough exposition on Special Relativity, the first of Einstein's two Relativity Theories.

Does NASA have weapons?

As of 2018, known deployments of weapons stationed in space include only the Almaz space-station armament and pistols such as the TP-82 Cosmonaut survival pistol (for post-landing, pre-recovery use).

What happens if you hit a bullet with a hammer?

It will detonate, all right. But the bullet won't fire. The cartridge will explode like a grenade, spraying shrapnel in all directions.


How high can a bullet go up?

If fired vertically into the air, a bullet can reach a height of up to around 2 miles. But because of the various forces acting on a projectile that is fired in this way, the shooter is extremely unlikely to be hit by one of his own bullets as it comes back down.

Can a bullet go through a wall?

Most household objects won't reliably stop a bullet. Bullets easily puncture most walls, doors, and floors. However, brick, concrete, and cinder blocks effectively stop most common calibers. But each bullet takes out chunks, so it can only protect you for so long.

How far do bullets stop in fat?

It depends on the gun

Experiments using ballistic gelatine to mimic the human body suggest that a 9mm bullet from a handgun will penetrate about 60cm through human fat tissue.


Can you catch a flying bullet?

The answer you are looking for is no. The point of bullets is to kill people. If you tried, you would find the bullet goes by too fast to see, much less reach out and catch. If the bullet hit your fingers, most likely they would be shot off.

What if light speed was infinite?

If the speed of light was infinite, all points in the universe would be able to communicate with each other instantaneously. We wouldn't be able to tell which stars are further away or older etc. Our universe would be one instantaneous here and now. No past, no present and no future.

Does time exist in space?

Although there is nothing in physics that says time must flow in a certain direction, scientists generally agree that time is a very real property of the Universe. Our science is thus based on the assumption that the laws of physics, and the passage of time, exist throughout the Universe.


Is anything faster than light?

So, according to de Rham, the only thing capable of traveling faster than the speed of light is, somewhat paradoxically, light itself, though only when not in the vacuum of space. Of note, regardless of the medium, light will never exceed its maximum speed of 186,282 miles per second.

Why do doctors not remove bullets?

In fact, according to The Atlantic, not removing bullets is a very common practice, and many surgeons will not attempt to remove a bullet that is not creating a problem due to its location. Often, the justification is that removing the bullet will cause additional health issues and damage.

Can a bullet be blocked with a sword?

Swords are very hard and very strong - and if you're trying to deflect a bullet rather than stopping it, a strong piece of metal held at an angle should do the trick quite nicely! If the sword is likely to be used for deflecting many bullets then you might want to look into specialised materials and clever metallurgy.