December 19, 2011
Meteorite Shockwaves Trigger Mars Dust Avalanches
Univ. of Arizona, University of Arizona
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.
TAGGED: meteorites, avalanches, mars