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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 different.
Everything the same.

Look closely at a grain of sand.

Discover the universe inside it…