What would happen if a huge asteroid rammed into the ground? The European Space Agency (ESA) estimates that an impending crash would send alarmed people to social media.
To be prepared, the agency launches its first live run in the form of social media next week, highlighting the actions of scientists and space Agencies and Civil Protection Agencies could be threatened in the event of a hovering asteroid impact be of international significance.
However, this is not the first such exercise. Every two years, asteroid researchers simulate what they would do when an asteroid collides with the planet. Each participant will be assigned a part such as "National Government", "Space Agency", "Astronomer" and "Civil Protection Officer", the ESA reported in a statement.
It's always a mystery how the Fake Disaster Affects To find out, the public is invited to watch the updates of the exercise live on the Twitter channel @esaoperations starting Monday through Friday (April 29 to May 3) is running. [Doomsday: 9 Real Ways Earth Could End] [Doomsday: 9 Real Ways Earth Could End] [1
"The first step in protecting our planet is to know what's going on," said Rüdiger Jehn, ESA's chief of planetary defense, in the statement, "Only then can we take the necessary steps to alert ourselves with sufficient warning To completely prevent an asteroid attack or minimize damage to the ground. "
Find out how this dramatic & risky situation will arise LIVE from this year's #PlanetaryDefense conference, held on Monday, 29.04 , starts. During the week, we will post live updates as soon as the experts are informed. What will you decide? #FICTIONALEVENT #ItHappenedBefore pic.twitter.com/3y7WTXlOyK
– ESA operations (@esaoperations) April 26, 2019
could hit Earth. By April 2019, scientists have cataloged about 20,000 asteroids whose orbit is near our planet. Given the fact that about 150 of these near-Earth asteroids are discovered each month, this number will only increase.
ESA noted that new technologies are helping space agencies get to know asteroids. For example, ESA's new flyeye and test bed telescopes, due to be commissioned soon, will help ESA find, confirm and understand these ancient space rocks, the agency said.
Meanwhile, you can join the ESA ESA on Facebook for two livestream videos from the Planetary Defense Conference. The first one starts on Sunday (28th April) at 8 o'clock (14 o'clock Central European Summer Time) with Jehn and the second one starts on Thursday (2nd May) with the morning (afternoon at the European time).
Originally published on Live Science .