Dunno. A fully loaded LNG carrier (or processor) vs. a pile of rocks. Something you might want to see on a YouTube video. From a distance.
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How do you like them Apples?
And the controllers who somehow managed to land the rocket on the OTHER side of the planet.
I'm sure 'ol Elon is worried about this particular scenario.
what could go wrong with a fire nozzle like that attached to a natural gas well?
Here you just might have an earth shattering 'kaboom'.
Tasman sea (where it is going first) still has 'cyclones' I believe.
It's supposed to be able to deal with a 100+ year storm (185 km / hr winds IIRC). Not that I want to sitting on untold tons of explosives and and things that spark when they break in a hurricane / cyclone, but that's just me.
And the difference between a ship and a barge is a bit pedantic here. It's going to fit under the category of 'restricted mobility vessel' which means that , if you are captaining another ship, you have to give this monster right of way.
Of course, you would be perfectly insane to try to play chicken with it, no matter what you are piloting.
Well,technically it's a ship, I think. A quick search did not answer the question as to whether it is self powered. If it is, it's a ship (certainly not a 'cargo' ship). If it isn't it is a barge according to maritime right-of-way rules.
It's friggin large whatever you want to call it.
Funny, Shell is going to spent $20 BILLION or so on this thing for a 25 year lifespan (and perhaps another 25 with a whole lot of refurb). That's a lot of solar panels, insulation, wind mills and hell, even a nuclear plant or two.....
What I wonder is how long it will be before some mega rich person(s) decides to build a semi-permanent offshore city, not so much a rig, more a case of a huge boat that is actually anchored to the ground and you take boats TO it.
There'd be loads of technical hurdles, but given the sheer size of such a construction, the issues of waves would be lesser, more so if it is designed properly to deal with them. (not to mention the use of large-scale wave guides similar in design to metamaterials, which is being tested on some oil rigs last I remember)
Somebody even wrote up a technical manual about this.
Oh stop with the physics already. What do you think this is, a technology site?
You really had to go and say that, didn't you?
Why was this modded down? It's the truth. Oh mods, cover the truth with your mod points. Yay.
When I was your age, we knew that you started out at -1 as an AC. And we liked it.
Kids these days.
A BBC article discusses the data further and offers some clues and further areas of research. Unfortunately it is a bit premature to postulate that the Martian Counsel can order takeout."
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No idjit. It's in Alaska. Now, if you ask most Alaskans, we'd rather Alaska be part of Canada (except for the guns). We are patiently awaiting an invasion of stealth snowmobiles.
More like ten or twenty million years. We need some more global warming, much more plant matter growth (think algae mats meters deep for millions of years), then significant tectonic activity in just the right way.
So definitely renewable. But time lines matter.
Go ask them.
You might want to wait until after Christmas, they're a bit busy now.