When a missile or a meteor strike our earth, the destruction is inevitable and we can behold it right from our eyes what it does with the surface of our earth. Well, it is natural that we can’t avoid seeing the havoc it causes to the surface of the earth, what it does to the plates under our feet. No one seemed to be interested in recording the impact.
Physicists based in the Duke University simulated high speed impacts using artificial soil as well as sand and then they made use of high speed cameras in order to record the strikes. The impacts could be played back in super-slow motion. They could also be played frame by frame.