Simulating hypersonic flow transitions from smooth to turbulent

To break out of Earth's lower orbit, hypersonic vehicles must reach speeds greater than Mach 5. At these hypersonic speeds, the air particles and gases that flow around the vehicle and interact with the surfaces generate ...

Volcano creates new land after lava fills Hawaii ocean bay

A neighborhood called Vacationland on Hawaii's Big Island had disappeared as lava poured into two oceanfront subdivisions, smothering hundreds of homes and filling an ocean bay, turning it into new land that now juts into ...

Earth's deep mantle flows dynamically

As ancient ocean floors plunge over 1,000 km into the Earth's deep interior, they cause hot rock in the lower mantle to flow much more dynamically than previously thought, finds a new UCL-led study.

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