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Soil and sand harden as SPEEDING MISSILES and METEORS SLAM into GROUND – boffins

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The bow wave effect?

This seems to be another study on this type of effect where as the projectile/aircraft/boat/submarine move forward, what's in front gets compressed except it's simulated dirt. Dirt just doesn't move out of the way as easily as air or water.

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