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Impact Excavation

Impact excavation_HERO AMNH/D. Finnin

Exhibition Text

The hypervelocity impact of a 1-centimeter meteorite on an airless, rocky world would excavate a crater as large as the circular area of this exhibit.

For Educators

Topic: Earth Science

Subtopic: Meteorites

Keywords: Meteorite craters, Collisions (Astrophysics)

Audience: General