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Originally Posted by sammyg2 View Post

Getting hit with a 1mm chip of paint in orbit, can be equivalent to getting shot with a 22 long rifle round.
And there are a million of them or larger.
Yes, but if you all orbit the same direction...

The relative velocity of you going 22,100MPH in orbit, and hitting a decaying chip going 22,000MPH in orbit. Not quite the same.
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