Fig. 3: Development of the Chicxulub crater for a \(3{0}^{\circ }\) impact. | Nature Communications

Fig. 3: Development of the Chicxulub crater for a \(3{0}^{\circ }\) impact.

From: A steeply-inclined trajectory for the Chicxulub impact

Fig. 3

The impact scenario depicted is for a 21-km diameter impactor with a density of 2630 kg m3 and a speed of 12 km/s. Evolution of the crater up to 5 min after impact is depicted. Shown are cross-sections through the numerical simulation along the plane of trajectory, with \(x=0\) defined at the crater centre (measured at the pre-impact level); the direction of impact is from right to left. Colours and shading of material and tracer particles are the same as Fig. 2.

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