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Old August 25 2013, 11:44 PM   #1032
gerbil
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Re: Starship Size Argument™ thread

If the Enterprise were stationary compared to Earth, there's a good chance it would cease being in freefall and be drawn directly downward.

Given that the Enterprise's thrusters were still functioning (Sulu aligns the Enterprise with the Vengeance), I assume there was some sort of station keeping. Especially considering the incredible damage to the Enterprise there had to have been a lot of residual gas leaks.

Once the ship lost power, any sort of venting atmosphere could be enough to accelerate the ship into a death spiral.
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