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The object would probably disintegrate completely. The speed of light is 299,792,458 meters per second, that's fast enough to circle the globe at least 6 times. The force against the wind would have to be at least 500,000 pounds of pressure, and that's an underestimation. The object would most likely catch fire, as well.

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