Fig. 4: Final simulated Chicxulub crater for a \(3{0}^{\circ }\) and \(6{0}^{\circ }\) impact angle. | Nature Communications

Fig. 4: Final simulated Chicxulub crater for a \(3{0}^{\circ }\) and \(6{0}^{\circ }\) impact angle.

From: A steeply-inclined trajectory for the Chicxulub impact

Fig. 4

Shown are cross-sections, along the plane of trajectory, through the final simulated craters formed by a \(3{0}^{\circ }\) (a) and \(6{0}^{\circ }\) (b) impact, with \(x=0\) defined at the crater centre (measured at the pre-impact level); the direction of impact is from right to left. Sandy-brown tracers indicate the final position of the upper 3 km of the pre-impact target (sedimentary rock); red tracers indicate the position of melt; tracers with blue–white shading indicate shock pressures of simulated peak-ring materials. The geometric centre of the crater rim defines the coordinate origin (\(x=0\)); negative \(x\)-values are downrange.

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