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7 matches found for search term impact, exact phrase.

Impact Imminent
... t is only a matter of seconds before the asteroid smashes into the surface, vaporising both itself and the ground around the impact site, hollowing out a vast crater, and causing widespread disaster. ...
Keywords: Earth, asteroid, impact, collision...

Asteroid Collision
Commissioned for the cover of the prestigious British journal journal Nature, this space image illustrates a story about the large asteroid Vesta being hit by a smaller one, long ago. The impact is thought to have caused Vesta's southern-hemisphere c...
Keywords: asteroid, Vesta, collision, impact...

End of an Era
... osaurs and other species some 65 million years ago, the so-called Cretaceous-Paleogene (K–Pg) extinction event. We see the impact as it may have looked from above a layer of cumulus cloud. ...
Keywords: asteroid, comet, Earth, Cretaceous, impact, extinction, collision, Paleogene...

The Big Splash
... t an oblique angle by another protoplanet, roughly the size of Mars. Astronomers call this interloper Theia. Debris from the impact was flung into space. Some of this escaped, but a lot of it remained and formed an orbiting ring of debris around the ...
Keywords: Moon, Earth, Theia, formation, birth, animation, impact, collision...

Chaos and Order
How the Moon formed is something astronomers have been wondering for ages. The best idea is that put forward by Bill Hartmann – an astronomer and fellow space artist – and Donald Davis. They assert that a massive protoplanet slammed into Earth ju...
Keywords: Moon, Earth, planet, terrestrial planet, formation, accretion, impact, protoplan...

Comets Bringing Water
A view of the early Earth and Moon system, still enduring the seemingly endless bombardment of planetesimals and comets that rained down for the first several hundred million years of the pair's existence. It is thought that impacts by icy comets hel...
Keywords: comet, Earth, Moon, impact, water, ocean, protoplanet, planetesimal, planet, ter...

Disaster!
This is a variation of an illustration done for the UK magazine Frontiers back in 1999. It was to illustrate (if I remember correctly) an article about the dangers of Shuttle missions. The ship was painted on screen, with a mouse, in Photoshop with ...
Keywords: shuttle, Earth, planet, terrestrial planet, impact, collision, spacecraft...

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