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Impact simulation of an asteroid hitting a shallow sea

Simulation A4
Diameter Impact speed Impact angle
10 km 20 km/s 45°
Final crater produced: Chicxulub, Mexico
Simulation: Dr. Galen Gisler, Los Alamos National Laboratory, NM, using the code SAGE.

Colors represent temperature variations, showing how hot the impact region can reach.
Ambient temperature: 300 K
Water boils at 373 K
Temperature at the impact site: > 10000 K


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