Impact Power

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The Impact Power property of an object represents the rate that energy from collisions is added to the object over time. Impact Power is a read-only property that is continually calculated by Universe Sandbox.

Property Details[edit | edit source]

Location[edit | edit source]

For Planetary Body object, the Impact Power property is located in the Energy Flow section of the object's Surface tab, when the Energy Absorption Rate property is expanded.

Units[edit | edit source]

Impact Power can be viewed using the following units:

  • Solar luminosity (L star) = 3.846×1026 W
  • Watts (W) is the SI unit for luminosity.

Simulation Effects[edit | edit source]

Temperature[edit | edit source]

Impact Power is one of several sources of energy that can increase an object's Average Surface Temperature. If the object is not currently experiencing a collision, the Impact Power will be zero.