Researchers Examined Underground Impact Of Missiles & Meteors

April 12, 2015 5:14 PM

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This isn’t something one would consider every day, not even in today’s stressed times, yet it can be captivating to speculate what happens to underground surfaces upon the impact of a missile or a meteor. With this question in mind, a group of Duke University researchers attempted to answer it in a new study.

Certainly, the researchers didn’t use real missiles, nor would it be practical (or smart) to wait for an actual meteor impact. Rather, the Duke researchers made use of simulated sand and soil, and artificial rocket and meteor impacts, with the researchers dropping a metal structure similar in shape ...

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