7 matches found for search term impact
, exact phrase.
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...
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
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 ...
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...
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...
comet, Earth, Moon, impact, water, ocean,
protoplanet, planetesimal, planet, ter...
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 ...
shuttle, Earth, planet, terrestrial planet, impact,
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