Asteroids and meteors hit the earth daily, throwing hundreds of tons of space debris into the planet's atmosphere. About every 2,000 years, an asteroid the size of a football field strikes and causes widespread destruction. According to NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), at least 771 significant meteorite impacts were recorded worldwide between April 15, 1988 and February 1, 2019. Civilization-threatening asteroids, however, are much rarer as they strike only every few million years.
However, in the dark depths of space lurk large asteroids whose potential effects can be catastrophic.
The Planetary Society does not need to "go to sleep" because of the asteroid threat, but it is an issue that needs to be considered from time to time.
The company said, "The positive about the asteroid threat is that it can be avoided if we work on it."
"Various groups from NASA and ESA to the Planetary Society work together to prevent an asteroid impact, but there is still much to do.
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Asteroid Warning: This simulation shows the effect of a large asteroid hitting Earth
"The first priority is to find the asteroids located there and determine their orbits.
But what exactly would happen if one of these killer asteroids were to hit Earth tomorrow? How widespread would the destruction be?
The Discovery Channel answered that question by simulating an asteroid impact from a 500-kilometer space rock.
"Big Like Teroid Impact Simulation" indicates the fiery demise of the world from the moment of the impact.
The video shows what would happen if the asteroid hit the planet in the Pacific Ocean east of Southeast Asia.
The passing of the asteroid In the video on the ground probe, the sun is flooded on the whole daylight sphere and cast shadows over entire cities.
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As the asteroid approaches the ground The air around them ignites due to friction.
The Doomsday Rock then crashes in the Pacific, where the impact force immediately flakes off more than ten kilometers from the Earth's crust.
The result shockwave throws a huge tidal wave in all directions, from where the asteroid landed.
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Debris from the impact force is pushed up into the low earth orbit (LEO) and a firestorm of death and destruction devours the planet.
In the simulation video, nothing stands in the way of the fiery shock wave of the asteroid.
The day is night, life is transformed and the surface becomes uninhabitable.
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A video shows how entire countries have collapsed and are changing with the planet's rapidly deteriorating crust.
The shock wave that spreads at this point the world at supersonic speed evaporates everything in front of her.
A land once green and full of life is transformed into an ocean of fire and debris.
Of all the deadly asteroids that have hit Earth in their cosmic past, the dinosaur-killer Chicxulub asteroid was the most devastating of all.
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The Giant Asteroid that shook the earth It is believed that the diameter was only about 9 kilometers from 65 to 66 million years ago.
A study published in the journal Nature in 2017 found that the asteroid in today's Mexico was just right to eradicate the dinosaurs.
The study states, "Recent studies have shown that these effects on the Yucatan Peninsula have heated the hydrocarbons and sulfur in these rocks, causing stratospheric soot and sulphate aerosols and causing extreme global cooling and drought.
"These events triggered a mass extinction, including dinosaurs – and led to the macroevolution of mammals."
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NASA said, "With increasing regularity, scientists are discovering asteroids and comets with unusual orbits that bring them near Earth and Earth. 19659003] "Very few of these bodies pose potential threats to the earth, but the more we know and understand about them, the better we are ready to take appropriate action when someone approaches us.
"Knowledge The size, shape, mass, composition, and structure of these objects will help determine the best way to distract a space rock that is on a path endangered by the earth. "