A couple days ago the sucker asteroid shows up out of nowhere, and scientists plotted its course less than a couple hours away from what appeared to be a near-certain collision with Earth. Watch the video, then find someone or something you love to hug.
After you’re done hugging, head over to your nearest net-enabled device and fire up the
very-cool “Impact Earth!” Asteroid-Impact Simulator from Purdue University. This web
application allows you to select any point on Earth for destruction by an inbound death
rock from the heavens. Once you’ve set up Doomsday to your personal liking, sit back
and watch the quality animation play out your custom extermination scenario of life on
Earth as we know it. Nice.
- Asteroid to pass Earth closer than the Moon today (geek.com)
- Asteroid Cuts Closer Than Satellites (bigthink.com)
- Defining Asteroids Down (delong.typepad.com)