At 05:39 AM 8/02/00 -0800, Spike re-wrote:
>> Spike Jones wrote: Each particle would be in the
>> tunnel only about 20 seconds. Assuming they went in 50 kelvin
>> cooler than the planet and heat transfer by radiation alone, would come
>> out only a fraction of a degree warmer than it went in.
>Doooh! 200 seconds, not 20!
That's still, what, 60 kps through the Earth-polar-tube? Faster than escape
velocity. Wouldn't they run off and never be seen again? You know, like rip
through the top of the graph paper. :)
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