View Full Version : Incoming! Meteorite Shockwaves Could Set Off Martian Dust Avalanches

2011-Dec-19, 01:10 PM
They are headed toward the surface like a speeding freight train… and running ahead of them is a shockwave. Just like a loud sound can trigger a snow avalanche here on Earth, the shockwave of a meteorite crashing through the Martian atmosphere could trigger dust avalanches on the surface before an actual impact. (...)Read the [...]

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