What happens to the kinetic energy when an object is disintegrated? Does it survive? For example, if I throw a baseball at the sun at 100 mph, I will get X amounts of heat energy released and X amount of light as it burned up before contact. If I threw another baseball 100,000 mph into the sun, do I get the same X amounts of light and heat released, or is it higher relative to us since it was going faster? I thought it was the same energy release. If the energy released is the same for both baseballs, where does the kinetic energy go? Is it traveling through space in another form, i.e dark energy or dark matter? I am puzzled on this concept if you scale this scenario up to very large objects in space, which have considerable influence on space/time.