Exploring abrupt climate change induced by comets and asteroids during human history

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  1. I wonder what kind of rocks can be expected to be formed in such atmospheric conditions? Perhaps the next step in those experiments should be to direct those ND producing atmospheric conditions at the ground in a thermal pulse of supersonic heat, and pressure. And then go looking for places where the same thing has happened to the Earth’s surface.

  2. P.S. Another set of experiments I’d like to see would be a new series of hyper velocity impact experiments at NASA’s Verticle Gun Range. But with a new twist.

    This time we mock up an electric blast furnace, or kiln, that can achieve plasma temps like something we might see in an impact airburst for the gun to fire into.

    The question being: Just what does happen in a multiple airburst event, when something falls into the already hyperthermal impact plasma produced by a long string of fragments?

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