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Impact simulation of an asteroid hitting a 4 km deep ocean


Simulation A3
Diameter Impact speed Impact angle
12 km 15 km/s 45┬░
Final crater produced: 115-140 km
Simulation: Dr. Elisabetta Pierazzo, Planetary Science Institute, AZ using the code SOVA.

NOTES:
Colors represent different materials
Color intensity represents material density
Colored dots show level of shock of the impacted materials:
Red - Material begins to vaporize
Yellow-Green - Material is melted
Cyan-Blue - Material begins to melt
Magenta - Material is broken up but still solid.

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