shock heating


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shock heating

[′shäk ‚hēd·iŋ]
(physics)
The nonisentropic heating of a fluid which takes place when a shock wave passes through it.
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Studies have shown that most of the delivered organics would have decomposed through shock heating or aerodynamic interaction with the ambient atmosphere.
A larger halo of X-ray emission, detected by ESA's (European Space Agency's) XMM-Newton could be evidence of shock heating by previous collisions between galaxies in this group.