asteroids

Simulating Meteorite Impacts in the Lab

by Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron

The results of the experiments show that structural changes can occur at very different pressures, depending on the compression rate

Why Meteoroids Explode Before They Reach Earth

by Purdue University

When a meteor comes hurtling toward Earth, the high-pressure air in front of it seeps into its pores and cracks, pushing the body of the meteor apart and causing it to explode