Not to be that guy, but wouldn't the bullet burn up in the atmosphere?
@I Punt Pugs, use a really big bullet that way when it burns up it is the size of a regular bullet when it reaches the wasps best.
@I Punt Pugs, yeah but he hit that wasp's nest so...
@I Punt Pugs, well, since there's no oxygen on the moon, combustion is impossible, therefore the gun wouldn't even go off.
@Boss DJ, gun powder is self oxidizing though
@Teddy Lupin, I was not aware of that. I stand corrected.
@Greed the Avaricious, I really think you're on to something here.
@Greed the Avaricious, or just make the bullet out of the same metal they do spaceships. ..
@Greed the Avaricious, if you were to fire a gun any larger than the highest military-grade round available. (.70 caliber, used as AA rounds) then the recoil could break bones and/or puncture a space suit. Sources: Shot a man the other day stirring up political controversy. I know.
@Meta1ACE, And the metal they make spaceships out of is not very heat-resistant either. It's the heat-resistant tiles that line the craft that prevent disintegration upon reentry. The space shuttle Columbia was destroyed because the heat paneling was damaged.
@I Punt Pugs, actually I think since the bullet is so small it would be attracted to the moons gravity, go full circle, and hit the guy in the head.
@an actual girl, I think it should have no problem exiting the moons gravity. The force of gravity on the moon is only about 1.6N and there is no atmosphere. The initial velocity of a sniper rifle should be more than enough.
@random09, Well, the time it took for the Apollo 11 spacecraft to get to the moon was about three days. If you take into account a bullet's velocity, it's very likely the earth would have already rotated from the time you originally fired to the bullet striking. tl;dr You shoot it at Ohio, it might end up in Nepal.
@PoliticsSniper, but you should still hit the earth and i feal like some math genius could figure out when you had to shoot to hit your target.
@random09, But you'd also have to take into account weather conditions near your target, the moon's orbit vs. the Earth's spin. (So that'd be some strange sort of "Coriolis Effect") as well as "Kentucky Windage" (where the bullet's spin pulls it to the right or left). Even the concentration of gases in the atmosphere in the particular area where the bullet enters can have an effect.
@random09, And even after ALL THAT. You could still end up hitting the freaking DirectTV satellite and BOOM. No more Game of Thrones for you.
@PoliticsSniper, oh ya it would be almost impossible to pull off but it would be awesome if you managed to do it.
@PoliticsSniper, I've shot one of those custom made "rifles" in a 20mm autocannon and I can honestly say it was the scariest/badass thing ever
@Boss DJ, you're on to something though I think. Even though gunpowder burns in the absence of atmospheric oxygen I think it's actually the air in the chamber expanding from the heat from the reaction pushing the bullet rather than gases generated from the reaction.
@PoliticsSniper, Kentucky windage is just an aiming method where instead of adjusting the actual windage of your gun you aim at the opposite point of impact (poi) ex: if your rifle is shooting high you aim low, the more you know :)
@Greed the Avaricious, Genius.
@PoliticsSniper, ever hear of the project The Rods From God. Its where a huge tungsten rod is just dropped from a satellite and the velocity of it gets to be so intense that when it impacts earth it has the same force as a nuclear warhead.
@Boss DJ, @I Punt Pugs, really? Does it have to be scientifically correct, its just a picture on the internet
@Tsaltydog, you ever look at a bullet? There's not air behind the bullet, just packed powder. Guns fire just as well in space, assuming that no cold welding fvcks your weapon up
@I Punt Pugs, it would have to be some metal composite with a high melting point, very large caliber and shot to hit the atmosphere at the right angle. But what do I know, I'm just a hourse
@Tsaltydog, true. The weapon won't cycle properly if there is no pressure from explosion caused by combustible gasses.
@PoliticsSniper, i shot yuri gargarin using a .71, no tears in my suit get on my level
@I Punt Pugs, they could use the same heat shielding used for spacecraft. Keeps us humans alive, should keep a chunk of metal rather safe too. Still, they should use some sort of cushioning so that the heat shielding doesn't crack. Maybe a soft metal that doesn't usually work for bullets...
@PoliticsSniper, we managed to land a satellite on a comet. We could do the math and hit the earth
@Greed the Avaricious, that's science fiction. It doesn't actually exist and there are many financial, logical, and physical reasons it never will.
@I Punt Pugs, at the right angle it wouldn't. Just like how the space shuttle does for minimal burn while reentering
@I Punt Pugs, awwww dang I wish I had been here sooner. Reading all your guys comments was literally painful. You tried so hard to prove how this could work and nobody, not one person, remembered that the moon isn't just sitting up there stationary. It has a very large relative velocity as it goes around the earth. The velocity of the bullet would be no doubt large enough to escape lunar orbit... ONCE but after that it would still have the majority of the velocity of the moon going around the earth and it would start to orbit earth at a slightly elliptical orbit on the same plane as the moon, and this is only if the bullet was fired tangential to the moon towards its retrograde velocity vector. Otherwise the moon's velocity would actually be added to the bullet's. But in any case, periapsis would still be too high to ever reach the earth. It would just orbit, but since it's still on the same plane as the moon, eventually it will encounter the moon again in its orbit and collide with it
@BunnyGruff, you guys should play KSP. I never knew rocket science could be so fun!!
@Near521, too bad it already exists. Look up "Why CoD Ghosts should scare you"
@Greed the Avaricious, The wasp's best what? BEST WHAT?? I NEED TO KNOW
@Captain Swordsman, kinetic bombardment has been around a lot longer than Call of duty. The first idea of it was in the fifties. Since then it has become one of the most sought after weapons of the jar few decades. If it were just science fiction then there wouldn't be articles in the SALT II treaties prohibiting kinetic outer space weaponry. It's absolutely fascinating how much planning has been put into this project.
@Baynality, it was their best joke!
@I Punt Pugs, I I just want to shoot a gun in space because f^ck it why not maybe well start an intergalactic war or something
@Greed the Avaricious, did you watch the video? I think they said the US already has this on a technicality of how the treaty that prevents Weapons of Mass Destruction from being put into space doesn't affect these because they're technically not "WMDs".
@Teddy Lupin, 🌠The more you know
@an actual girl, it would have a high enough escape velocity to leave the moon
@Greed the Avaricious, there are, however, numerous sources that estimate the force of such weapons and it's not that much... Maybe enough to take out a city block but certainly not enough to be considered a WMD
@BunnyGruff, okay we all know you took physics 2, but the escape velocity of the moon is a little over 5000 mph, which in feet per second, the typical unit for bullet speed, is over 7000. Assuming you can even fire a normal bullet in space, this by far exceeds the velocity of a bulle
@BunnyGruff, Damn I hope you guys apply yourselves this much in a classroom setting.
@I Punt Pugs, Actually, and I could be wrong, I don't believe it would. The heat created when reentering the atmosphere is air being compressed against the object because the air can't move out of the way. To put it simply, the smaller the object the less heat created. Additionally, its for this reason that you probably couldn't fully cook an 8oz. steak by having it reenter the atmosphere.
@I Punt Pugs, Reading through some of the other comments, things like escape velocity would definitely be a problem, as would dealing with the way gravity, wind, and other forces interact with the bullets path. Hope this helped!
@1NutParking, true, it would have to be a special kind of metal with a high Melting point that could still be fired out of a rifle.
@I Punt Pugs, sooo many comments. Its as if you guys are going to try it... :O
@Greed the Avaricious, not the same force as a nuke but it quicker to use, less prone to interception. The velocity of the rods of god can still level several city blocks
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@Tactical Bagel, Actually, his gamertag didn't include the words Swag, 420, ur mom, 360, or XxxxX. He also didn't quickscope. 2/10 not recruited.
Chris Kyle + Neil Armstrong
*returns to earth to t-bag the hive*
@Lord Commander Snow, that seems ill-advised....
Combustion weapons do not work in a vacuum.
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@I Are Lebo, BS
@I Are Lebo, Is there any reason why they wouldn't? Gunpowder doesnt need air to burn..
@I Are Lebo, yes they do
@I Are Lebo, I have been misinformed. I'm a big enough person to admit when I'm wrong.
"Houston, get the camera!" "Ooooooooh!"
@TerraLark, Eagle, this is Houston, im poppin a chub to that shot, over
Doesn't matter where you are, they'll find you and mess your day up.
that was actually a bee's nest so you failed
I dunno about the moon but you can snipe wasp nests in Far Cry and if it's close to enemies they're stung to death
American Sniper: Trailer II
Plot twist: the wasps come the moon and attack him.
Should've done a 360 no scope.
I'm guessing that one stung a bit
That was sick
I was the 69th like on this pic, sooo I'm kind of a big deal around here
Either it was Hyperion or Jakob's.
What a noob I bet he looked through the scope
Moommmm!!! Get the camera!!!!
MOM GET THE CAMERA
Is this what exterminators will do in the future because it seems a little inconvenient.
@ChaoticStarWhale, inconvenient?! More like totally radical bro