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Impact Cratering CalculationsImpact cratering, both normal and oblique, on planetary surfaces is discussed and energy partitioning, ejecta distribution, (both with regard to size, velocity, energy content, and size sorting), the condensation physics of impact induced vapor, and the loss of planetary atmospheres during accretion of terrestrial and icy planets are considered. The possible origin of SNC meteorites, impact into porous regolith, equation of state of water and ice, and a possible model for the accretion of the Jovian and Saturnian satellites are examined.
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Ahrens, T. J.
(California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Okeefe, J. L.
(California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Date Acquired
August 12, 2013
Publication Date
April 1, 1985
Publication Information
Publication: NASA, Washington Repts. of Planetary Geol. and Geophys. Program, 1984
Subject Category
Lunar And Planetary Exploration
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Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
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