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Asteroid hitting Venus

  1. Sep 25, 2013 #1
    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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  3. Sep 27, 2013 #2
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