In films like Armageddon (19459018), Hollywood has tried (and failed) to wonder what would happen if a comet or an asteroid crashes into the oceans on Earth, but as has scientific research actually found that it may look like this?
The American National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) has released a new video showing what could happen if an asteroid crashes into one of our oceans, and that's fascinating
Based on data from Los Alamos scientists National Laboratory, Galen R. Gisler and John M. Patchett, referred to as the Deep Water Impact Ensemble dataset, show these simulations that asteroids of different sizes enter the water from different angles. The magnitude and magnitude of the aftermath is the truly breathtaking part.
In the full video you can see a comparison between two variables: one shows the effects without airburst (if an asteroid is 250 meters or 820 feet) hits the ocean intact) and one with an airburst (if the asteroid is the same) Size breaks into pieces before it hits). The dataset outlines more asteroid sizes.
The video simulation also compares different angles under which the asteroid could hit the water. The data shows that an oblique angle would rather produce a tsunami.
Here is the visualization in all its intriguing splendor:
The video was submitted by the NCAR to the IEEE VIS SciVis Contest 2018, a special niche and prestigious event for the visualization of asteroid influences in deep water held in October Berlin took place. It was awarded the honorable third place.
It is very unlikely that an asteroid will invade Earth shortly – a 1.5-kilometer-long asteroid is believed to hit the Earth only about every 1 million years. Researchers have discovered in space an approximately 1,600 foot asteroid (1.1 km) that could hit Earth in 860 years, but this has the 0.3 percent chance.
So why? It's about being prepared.
According to the record report by Gisler and Patchett, NASA has a watchful eye on asteroids that could be dangerous to Earth. Asteroids that could potentially hit Earth would most likely fall into the ocean, the report adds, which could have serious consequences for populated coastal areas.
"NASA's Planetary Coordination Office is keen to know the lower bound of dangerous asteroids in order to focus resources on finding any larger objects that may threaten the Earth," the record report said.
"Since asteroids have mostly water on the surface of the planet, this will most likely have implications," he continues. "Over the last two decades, this observation has led to a serious debate over how dangerous impact waves or tsunamis are for populated coasts."
The better we know what an asteroid-generated tsunami looks like, the better We can be prepared – even if the chances of that happening soon are very, very small.