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originally posted by: DexterRiley
Those are cool pictures. The actual name of the comet itself is 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. The satellite is Rosetta and the name of the lander is Philae.
If you want to know what the effects of an impact of a comet like 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, try this website: Earth Impact Effects Program.
Thanks for sharing the images.
Energy before atmospheric entry: 7.35 x 1021 Joules = 1.76 x 106 MegaTons TNT
Transient Crater Diameter: 20.5 km ( = 12.7 miles )
Transient Crater Depth: 7.25 km ( = 4.5 miles )
Final Crater Diameter: 30.5 km ( = 19 miles )
Final Crater Depth: 828 meters ( = 2720 feet )
The crater formed is a complex crater.
The volume of the target melted or vaporized is 44.8 km3 = 10.8 miles3
Roughly half the melt remains in the crater, where its average thickness is 136 meters ( = 445 feet ).