Impact simulation explaining the origin of Hygiea’s round shape

Computational simulation of the fragmentation and reassembly that led to the formation of Hygiea and its family of asteroids, following an impact with a large object. While changes in the shape of Hygiea occur after the impact, the dwarf-planet candidate eventually acquires a round shape.

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P. Ševeček/Charles University

About the Video

Id:eso1918c
Release date:28 October 2019, 17:00
Related releases:eso1918
Duration:34 s
Frame rate:25 fps

About the Object

Name:Hygiea
Type:Solar System : Interplanetary Body : Dwarf planet
Category:Solar System

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