P2_8 Ciaphas Cain makes a splash

Samuel Carter, Hannah Lyons, Joshua Nixon, Rachael O'Sullivan


In the novel Ciaphas Cain: The Last Ditch by Sandy Mitchell [1], Ciaphas Cain crashes onto an
ice world aboard a transport freighter. We calculate that the heat of the hull, as described in the
book, would melt 4.5×1011kgof ice. While this is very large, the ship is too so we believe this
value would be accurate

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