Science Alert #2
Things in space move fast. REALLY fast. If you take a small thing, and accelerate it really fast, it causes a big problem for whatever it hits.
Now take a medium or large thing and accelerate it. You get a REALLY big problem. When I say really big, I mean, it hits the surface of the Earth or Moon SO hard, that it LIQUEFIES the ground that it hits. That's right. Rocks turn into liquid. Bad day.
Lets think of this in a more tame scale. A single drop of water falling into a pool of water. What do you get? Well, if you look at it slowly, it's very obvious. You get an impact, and a rebound of liquid that rises up from the center of the impact, followed by waves moving outwards in a concentric and equal pattern. We've all seen it a million times.
We see this very same behavior when you look at craters. If you look at some of the larger impact craters in my photo of our moon, you'll see that same thing. A large ring, dotted in the center by a rebound mound HUNDREDS of feet tall.
So the next time you're strolling around and have a meteor land on your face. Take solace in the fact that you died in a very, very epic fashion.