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johnm
2004-Apr-16, 11:21 AM
I came across this today, a nice program that shows the effects of an impact.

http://www.lpl.arizona.edu/impacteffects/

My apologies if this is old news.

damienpaul
2004-Apr-16, 01:23 PM
Well I think it is old news, but I had another go at it, simulating a 1 km wide monster in the vicinity of Alice Springs

If it hit Uluru (which is 600km from me)

We'd have earthquake damage, broken windows and ash.

If it hit the Pine Gap US/Australian base, (18km away)

We'd have problems....we'd be in the crater with everything alight and everything from rcoks to washing machines falling on us.

If it hit the post office, 1 km away...well...you'll never guess! I'd be ejected out of the transient crater, well my dust and molecules anyway.

then i would not have to go to work on Monday!!!