Global-scale impacts

Erik Asphaug, Gareth Collins, Martin Jutzi

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Abstract

Global-scale impacts modify the physical or thermal state of a substantial fraction of a target asteroid. Specific effects include accretion, family formation, reshaping, mixing and layering, shock and frictional heating, fragmentation, material compaction, dilatation, stripping of mantle and crust, and seismic degradation. Deciphering the complicated record of global-scale impacts in asteroids and meteorites will lead us to understand the original planet-forming process and its resultant populations, and their evolution in time as collisions became faster and fewer. We provide a brief overview of these ideas, and an introduction to models.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAsteroids IV
PublisherUniversity of Arizona Press
Pages661-677
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)9780816532186
ISBN (Print)9780816532131
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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Asphaug, E., Collins, G., & Jutzi, M. (2015). Global-scale impacts. In Asteroids IV (pp. 661-677). University of Arizona Press.