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By jagrier on February 2, 2018 in

As we’ve discussed in this series of posts, impact cratering events are highly energetic. They do much more than explode a huge hole in the ground – such events change the nature of the rocks themselves. Target rocks can be broken to pieces, shattered into dust, shocked with high pressures, completely melted, or even turned […]

By jagrier on November 17, 2017 in

Here at CosmoQuest we spend a lot of time looking at craters. It is a job that only people can do – not computers (yet, anyway). Scientists have been trying to write programs that will effectively identify and count craters, but they have met with only limited success. As noted, craters are not always perfectly […]