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

Location

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

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

Temperature

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.