|Pay Attention: Data point The shock waves radiate from the impact point at high |
velocities that may exceed 10 km/s, much greater than the
speed of sound in the target rocks. As they expand, they interact
with the original ground surface to set a large volume
of the target rock into motion,
Pay attention to the outer boundary of the disturbance at Kentland IN. (see reply graphics in post 510)
the shock waves are racing out beyond the boundary of the local disturbance limits, and could cover a distance of 350 KM in just 35 seconds.....
behind the leading edge of that wave is the energy of more than a billion Hiroshimas,
as material in this path is sucked into and behind the leading edge of the wave, the temperature races from behind to seal material in the vacuum. Heterogenous Nucleation is occurring in this vacuum.
The distribution pattern of the by products of the advancing waves is tied to the time it takes for the shock waves to dissipate at whatever distance that ends up being.