If you’ve ever wondered what an asteroid impact on the Earth would look like in slow motion, have a look at this incredible new video (above) from researchers at the University of Minnesota.
In the video, a raindrop stands in for the asteroid, and a layer of sand stands in for the surface of the Earth. As the drop falls onto the sand, the granular surface deforms into a crater. The researchers say it’s very similar, on a tiny scale, to what happens when a space rock smashes into our planet. (1)
A universe of possibilities.
A universe of scales.
Everything similar in every scale.
Everything the same.
Look closely at a grain of sand.
Discover the universe inside it…