Terminal Velocity and Escape Velocity for Asteroid M in X-Men 97

Rhett Allain
6 min readMay 17, 2024
Image: Disney Plus. Sunspot and Jubilee watching Asteroid M

Everyone is watching X-Men 97 on Disney Plus and so should you. However, if you haven’t seen the season finale then this is your SPOILER ALERT. But don’t worry, I’m really just going to talk about physics. Really, this is what I do — I find stuff I like and then I add a physics twist. It’s fun.

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Rhett Allain

Physics faculty, science blogger of all things geek. Technical Consultant for CBS MacGyver and MythBusters. WIRED blogger.