Modeling the Ballistic Behavior of Solid Ejecta from the Deep Impact Cratering Event

@inproceedings{Richardson2006ModelingTB,
  title={Modeling the Ballistic Behavior of Solid Ejecta from the Deep Impact Cratering Event},
  author={Joel E. Richardson and Henry J. Melosh},
  year={2006}
}
Introduction: On July 4, 2005, the Deep Impact mission successfully collided a 370 kg impactor with the surface of Comet Tempel 1, at a closing speed of 10.2 km/sec and oblique angle of about 60 from the surface normal. This impact produced a cratering event which was observed by a flyby spacecraft in two time windows: from 0 to 800 seconds after the impact (approach), and from 45 to 75 minutes after the impact (look-back). The resulting solid ejecta plume, highly visible due to its extremely… CONTINUE READING

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