The Effect of Layered Target on the Efficiency of Projectile Impacts as a Mean for Asteroid Deflection: Laboratory Impact Experiments at Varied Gravitational Acceleration Combined with 3D Numerical Simulation

Ormo, J., Housen, K. R., Wunnemann, K., Rossi, A. P., Collins, G., Melero Asensio, I. 2016. The Effect of Layered Target on the Efficiency of Projectile Impacts as a Mean for Asteroid Deflection: Laboratory Impact Experiments at Varied Gravitational Acceleration Combined with 3D Numerical Simulation Show affiliations. Meteoritics and Planetary Science 51, A493-A493, 79th Annual Meeting of the Meteoritical Society

Target layering strongly affects the efficiency of the cratering and material ejection, which in turn affect the momentum transfer to the targeted object. We are analyzing this with a combination of impact experiments at varied G and 3D simulation.

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