Large Impact Simulation Via Asteroid

Submitted by: fancylad 9 years ago in Science
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It"s the end of the world as we know it, and I feel fine.
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Male 489
epic
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Male 2,344
All we need is Bruce Willis and Chris Tucker to shoot their special lights!
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Female 344
great**
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Female 344
geart gig in the sky -pink floyd mmm such a good song :)

lol whoa this is scary poo

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Male 452
Awesome!
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Male 16
Well that`s not that bad.
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Male 772
Also, here`s the original, that also shows where the firestorm came from:

Pretty scary stuff...

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Male 772
Funny, checking Wiki says that the biggest asteroid impact predicted for far is about 1 km wide hitting us in less than a century from now. They also state this 1km wide asteroid would be devastating to human civilization...

This simulation is 500km...

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Male 2,788
6 times?
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Male 430
being vaporized sounds like a hell of a way to go
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Male 265
that was f_cking insane but awesome
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Male 1,086
If this has happened before, like 5 times, how is it even remotely possible we`re here today?
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Male 2,591
Nice.. the apocolypse set to pink floyd.. very touching. and crash246, yes it has happened that many times. the reason we don`t see the craters is because our surface renews itself reletively rapidly (not in our lifetime, of course). faint traces of the last one that hit, the one that took out the dinosaurs, can still be found off the baja peninsula. Our moon doesn`t have an active surface, that is why its so cratered up because the evidence never gets erased.
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Male 949
Asteroids are nowhere near Earth; meteors are asteroids caught in earth`s gravitational field. And meteorites are asteroids that hit the earth....

and I think I saw this in school once. :P

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Male 117
FAKE!!
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Male 138
This has happened 6+ times, huh? Please, show me the 10km deep craters. All 6+ of them.
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Male 59
wait wait wait... hold on, "The Screaming" Jats? What the hell are you talking about?
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Male 5,194
Music was perfect.
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Male 100
Scared the piss out of me, but I cant stop watching it..
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Male 2,855
lets completely ignore any changes in the orbit of the earth, yay
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Male 242
Well, seeing as the `screaming` is from on THE most brilliant albums of all time, Dark Side of the Moon by Pink Floyd, I felt it was eerily perfect for such a video. You people need to learn about music.
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Male 2,553
a asteroid that large would have a core, the core would punch right through earth likely hitting our own core and destroying earth. to get an effect close to what they showed here, you would need a rock only the sieze of Manhattan
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Male 107
"CyberSief: I got bored 2 minutes into it. The music was annoying as hell."

try this one

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Female 46
I got bored 2 minutes into it. The music was annoying as hell.
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Male 274
oh man did that chicks screaming become annoying! what the hel.l! thought it was done ok, but a lot of guess work..and what evidence is there? still....will suck if/when it happens. need a bruce willis in standby
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Male 51
that wasn`t done well at all :| bordem prevails
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Female 182
Well, If we`re all going to die, I hope I`m having sex when it happens.... Then the earth would REALLY `move` ;-)
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Male 370
not gonna happen... cos... we`ll be all dead before it does. If that hadron thing they`re turning on this month is gonna do what they say its gonna do.
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Male 488
"the evidence shows that this has happened 3 times already"...
yeh - like what evidence would be left after that? what a load of bull.
anyway - I`ve got Link`s fire proof armour off the Goron`s so I`ll be fine.
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Male 190
haha the world will eventually end, so you are idiotic for beliving that the world will never end.
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Male 848
I`m tired at the fact that people are so idiotic to believe that the world is going to end. It`s annoying, stupid and emo. And stop watching disaster movies (i know they are good, but don`t start a cult).
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Male 838
Well... With our advancing technology... we might... and stress the word might... eventually be able to save ourselves from something like this. Absolutely awesome animation, and for all you music-haters... It`s Pink Floyd. I don`t care if you, personally don`t like it. It`s still Pink Floyd. Give respect where respect is due.
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Male 3,301
I swear I`ve seen this before...
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Male 18
Pink Floyd Trivia: Did you know that 3:33 into the song "Great Gig In The Sky" you can hear a very faint whisper that says... "If you hear this whisper you`re dying." ;-)
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Male 544
So, Imma call BS on this`un.

"Evidence shows that this has happened at least 5 times before."

Yeah, right. What evidence?

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Female 29
I totally agree Kermitgreen
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Male 2,313
December 21, 2012, clearly.
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Female 187
oh crap. at least it would be a quick death...
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Female 188
i was mesmerized. fitting song if just by the title "Great Gig in the Sky" but a little distracting. it was cool.
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Male 8,300
> nuclear bombs to slightly alter its course

Don`t believe everything you see in the movies, this isn`t the Klingon moon Praxis. Once your bomb explodes, how will that affect the asteroid given that there are no shockwaves in space, because there is no atmosphere to carry them? Answer, it doesn`t effect it at all. According to Newtons Second Law the only way you will affect its course is by actually attaching thrusters to it, and even then the Power to Mass ratio means massive long-term thrust for a very minor change in direction. The moon is a quarter the size of the Earth, and yet even with its size, and its extremely close proximity, its only effect on the Earth is to affect water height by a few feet.

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Male 64
MWAHAHAHAHA! fools, you will all be dead while i hide in one of my THOUSANDS of END OF THE WORLD SHELTERS! TO THE UNDERWATER BASE! >:O
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Male 390
I just shat myself.
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Male 1,254
catsrule

Our technology today certainly could not disintegrate an asteroid of that size. It is very unlikely that we would have that technology for quite some time.

Today, if we caught an object far enough away, we could launch a massive enough object, or nuclear bombs to slightly alter its course. Computer simulations could show where to hit and and what with to make sure it missed. Changing the path ever so slightly could result in a miss if it was done early enough.

Today we are bordering on our ability to do that. In 20 years we should have it near perfected.

This post is especially dedicated to all those wishing this catastrophe to wipe out the "human menace". Don`t worry, we`ll take care of the big bad rocks. They`re not making us go anywhere.

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Male 46
fack everyone who says thats a bad song pink floyd is so awesome and dark side of the moon is the greatest album ever
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Male 2,582
This can`t happen soon enough.
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Male 19
we`ll be fine. just send bruce willis over. haven`t we learned anything from movies?
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Male 569
davymid
"Seeing as how the atmosphere on earth is only about 20 miles thick, and that asteroid was approx. 300 miles, the impact would be WAY worse than that. It would crack the earth in half."

"And yeah, Backfat`s right. This would turn the earth into an asteroid belt, or at least several moon-sized chunks."


No it wouldn`t. Aside from the fact we`ve been hit by objects that size in the past, the size of the object that hit the Earth when the Moon was formed was about the size of Mars, and the Earth is still here.

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Male 272
Music sucked, I don`t think asteroids get that big and, there were many other things wrong with it too. Still though that`d suck. I think by the time a dangerously sized asteroid might hit we`d have some defense against it though.
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Female 15,763
Kee, it`s not about the possibility of it happening. It`s about you oohing and aahing.

And either I saw this, or something eerily similar to this in a discovery or science channel or something program. It was about what would happen if a giant asteroid struck erth in its current state.

Had pretty graphics.

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Male 2,344
Holy crap, that was a moon, not an asteroid.
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Male 24
What the hell was that? The Great Gig in the Sky, by Pink Floyd, I think? What a horrible song. It`s like four-and-a-half minutes of "aaaaahhhhh-ooo-ahhhhhh." Terrible.
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Male 277
i have lost hope in life..

THANKS IAB! :D

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Male 73
I could see Morgan Freeman narrating this
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Male 90
The music ruined it.
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Male 45
the music. it hurts
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Male 7,933
Wish upon a star my ass
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Male 197
That is the freaking scariest video ever.
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Female 602
So... would the mole people survive?
This was a really cool simulation.
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Male 29
Incase anyone didnt know this video was made by some japanese people awhile ago. People then took the video and did whatever the hell they wanted with it... This is the latest edition i guess? Anyways i believe this is japan`s speculation on what would happen if this asteroid known as Apophis hit earth. 2036 i think?
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Male 489
how depressing
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Male 239
Can someone explain how it incinerates the entire planet or is that just the original blast wave traveling full circle from where it impacted?
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Male 332
Every time I see this thing I laugh at Japan getting rolled up.
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Female 393
well we, based on our technology, should be able to disintigrate anything coming towards us...hopefully?
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Male 180
well...at least i`ll get to graduate..
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Female 1,186
holy sh-t, they drew that out as much as they could, didn`t they? i was just waitin` for it to come down
and when it did, it scared the poo outta me, and i meant to put poo there
this is incredibly depressing
seeya all dec. 2012! it was nice knowin` ya!

"I didn`t know the sounds of Pink Floyd will accompany our demise. Interesting."

that made me lol

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Male 1,254
Sorry bout that krembill, I just jumped a little too quickly on that one.
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Male 6
That woman`s singing would be enough to repel any incomming space matter.
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Female 1,211
That.. that was unsettling. I`d have to agree with Trema. Better to have a quick death.
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Female 710
Where are all the people running around yelling,"OHNOES WE EEZ GUNNA DIE"
If that does happen, could we somehow prevent it with the modern technology we have today? Or perhaps the technology we`ll have in the future?
And I wonder what life would be on earth after that. Hmmm...
COCKROACHES!
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Female 1,441
Brilliant song choice.
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Male 511
if that happens im moving to the philipines
or hawaii
that way im vaporized instantly andnot caught in the firestorm
:)
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Male 177
Should have played "Come Sweet Death" accompanying this video. that would be nerve-racking
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Male 45
Great animation, but I don`t particularly like The Great Gig in the Sky. It makes the rest of The Dark Side of the Moon look bad.
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Male 12,138
Jonah, how do you know we don`t mean destruction of the earth via a quadrocuspid hypocycoid?

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Female 66
MonoBrow
Male, 13-17, Canada
150 Posts Wednesday, September 03, 2008 11:30:36 AM
I wouldn`t mind if that happened; Humans are disgusting as a species. You just insulted yourself.
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Male 493
500km happening six times in Earth`s history? I call BS. One, there are only six asteroids in the entire solar system larger than 300 km, and two, Earth would have been completely sterilized, or just cracked completely open. I wouldn`t doubt the possibility of large asteroids hitting the Earth while the solar system was very young, but that happening in the future is virtually impossible.

However, it is an interesting simulation, and as much as I hate to admit it, Pink Floyd made a nice accompaniment.

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Male 244
I`m gonna be the non-nice individual to say it? There`s supposed to be an "e" in asteroid.
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Male 1,141
luckily we do have some capabilities of blowing such a thing up. maybe not that big of one though.
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Male 733
if i have to die, its definately to that song
long live floyd
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Male 53
Cool, it should happen again soon. Looks like the Death Star from Star Wars.
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Male 1,114
KeVsTeR2475, if your fascinating story can end, anything`s possible!
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Male 772
Quick, use the White Materia!

Hopefully by the time this happens, we`d have already destroyed the planet and moved somewhere else =)

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Male 117
Why are humans so obsessed with their own demise?
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Male 891
how to make mars:
1) find 500km asteroid.
2) throw it at the earth.
3) ?????
4) profit!

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Male 1,837
wow. guys, listen. the world is not gonna end. end of story.
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Male 889
really coulda went without aretha franklin screaming in the background...
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Female 432
Well damn! If that`s not a feel-good story, I don`t know what is.
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Male 650
I didn`t know the sounds of Pink Floyd will accompany our demise. Interesting.
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Male 1,091
Dakkar, I really hope you didn`t think I was serious... Though Mars COULD have been destroyed by asteroids long time ago, and last time I checked, Mars wasn`t in flames... Yeah, I know, but after the flames, its blackness!
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Male 55
if we follow dr. strangelove`s plan i see no problem.
as long as there is no mineshaft gap
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Male 1,894
"Sh*t, wait sorry, I forgot. They died because they didn`t make the big wooden boat in time. My bad."
~~~~~~~~~~~~~

I thought it was because they pissed off Chuck Noris, then he kicked one of them so hard, that they all went extinct

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Male 1,254
krembill, Mars` surface is red due to heavy concentrations of iron oxide, not because of devastating impacts.

The odds of a human being killed by an asteroid are the nearly the same as dying in a plane accident, about 1000000 to 1. This is because the asteroid that kills that person will likely kill everyone.

Luckily, we have begun monitoring near-Earth objects and collisions are unlikely in the near future. And with the roughly exponential increase in technology, by the time an Earth killer is found, we will likely be able to divert its path. And no, we will not require Bruce Willis to sacrifice himself.

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Male 12,138
"Seeing as how the atmosphere on earth is only about 20 miles thick, and that asteroid was approx. 300 miles, the impact would be WAY worse than that. It would crack the earth in half."

And yeah, Backfat`s right. This would turn the earth into an asteroid belt, or at least several moon-sized chunks.

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Male 213
*goes and gets a shovel*

Bomb shelter time!

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Male 12,138
Just for context, the one that wiped out the dinosaur was about 10km across, this bad boy was 500km. Nasty.

Sh*t, wait sorry, I forgot. They died because they didn`t make the big wooden boat in time. My bad.

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Male 541
I wouldn`t mind if that happened; Humans are disgusting as a species.
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Male 63
O_o Eeep. The music scared me.
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Male 1,894
Seeing as how the atmosphere on earth is only about 20 miles thick, and that asteroid was approx. 300 miles, the impact would be WAY worse than that. It would crack the earth in half.

Still pretty neat though.

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Male 1,091
Now I see how Mars got to look like that...
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Male 118
Wait, this has happened 6 times in earths history? Pretty Interesting
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Male 21,023
Link: Large Impact Simulation Via Asteroid [Rate Link] - It`s the end of the world as we know it, and I feel fine.
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