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Asteroid hitting Venus

by willstaruss22
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Sep25-13, 08:42 AM
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Lets say you have a 20 km wide stony/iron asteroid hurtling towards Venus at 18 km per second at a 45 degree angle.

Would an asteroid of this size hit the surface of Venus or just blow up in the atmosphere?

I know that an asteroid of this size would hit the surface of Earth but I am curious about Venus and its 93 bar atmosphere.
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Sep27-13, 11:52 PM
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I started developing a response with this paper: but I've run out of time lol

The "Fragmentation and Dispersal" section of this article: may be of some help as well :) Also check out

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