Study examines underground effects of missiles, meteors

April 10, 2015 8:49 PM

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Study examines underground effects of missiles, meteors

The research could help military engineers build more secure underground bunkers.

Neither waiting for a meteor impact nor shooting real missiles at the ground were viable options, so the scientists simulated high-intensity impacts in the lab using artificial sand and soil. To mimic the impact, researchers dropped a bullet-like pointed metal ball from seven feet above.

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