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Cratering Demos

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Cratering
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Demos

Seven video clips are provided on this page. The first two clips use a small ball bearing as a projectile. The second set of clips uses a 1.5 inch diameter rock, and the third set of clips uses a 2 inch diameter rock as the projectile. For each of the three different sized projectiles, there is a wide-field view (on the left) of the impact event and a close-up view (on the right). The seventh clip provides a side view of the demonstration to visualize better the plume that is created on impact. The 2 inch rock was used as the projectile in that instance.

A more detailed description of the cratering demos is also available.

Note: These demonstrations require QuickTime, which is available for both the Macintosh and Windows platforms.



Small Projectile, Wide Shot


Small Projectile, Close-up


Medium Projectile, Wide Shot


Medium Projectile, Close-up


Large Projectile, Wide Shot


Large Projectile, Close-up


Large Projectile, View of Plume


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