Meteor Crater In Arizona Case Study

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Investigation: Meteor Crater in Arizona 1. Given the following information, calculate the energy released when the asteroid impacted Arizona: a. The spherical, iron-nickel asteroid has a mass of 13,100,000 kg. b. It has a velocity of 20,000 m/s relative to the Earth. 2. Calculate the Richter Scale Magnitude using the equation M = (0.67log10E)-5.87 . 3. If the blast of an atomic bomb releases 1013 joules of kinetic energy, how does it compare to the energy released by the meteor that impacted Arizona?

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