Thermal consequences of impacts in the early solar system

Ciesla FJ, Davison TM, Collins GS and O’Brien DP (in press)

Meteoritics & Planetary Science, 48: 2559–2576. doi: 10.1111/maps.12236


We find that while collisions in the early solar system led to the heating of a target body around the point of impact, a greater amount of mass had its cooling rates accelerated as a result of the flow of heated materials to the surface during the cratering event.