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March 17, 2023

Simulation of asteroid impact with ocean surface

This simulation of the splash created by an asteroid following its impact with the ocean’s surface was created at the National Center for Atmospheric Research to study the aftermath of such impacts.

[The National Center for Atmospheric Research is supported by the U.S. National Science Foundation.]

Learn more about this research and view the full NCAR simulation, titled "Deep Water Impact Ensemble Data Set". (Date of image: 2018; date posted to NSF Multimedia Gallery: March 17, 2023)

Credit: Galen R. Gisler and John M. Patchett

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