December 19, 2011

Meteorite Shockwaves Trigger Mars Dust Avalanches

Univ. of Arizona, University of Arizona


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When a meteorite careens toward the dusty surface of the Red Planet, it kicks up dust and can cause avalanching even before the rock from outer space hits the ground, a research team led by an undergraduate student at the University of Arizona has discovered.

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TAGGED: Meteorites, Avalanches, Mars

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