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This is what happens to aluminum when hit by a 1/2 oz (~14g) piece of plastic going 15,000 mph (~24000 km/h) in space 💥

👆 shows the violence a little piece of orbiting space debris can wreak on a spacecraft 🛰

That’s the great thing about Kinetic Energy (KE):

KE = ½mv^2

Velocity is *far* more important than mass. Doesn’t matter how light something is...if it’s moving really fast, it can pack a serious punch!

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