Wednesday, April 16, 2008

A bad day

So you wake up one morning, grab a coffee or tea, maybe some toast or cereal and look out your window... Oh look! What's that coming at us very fast? Really very, very fast! I know, I'll call it Bob the Asteroid. I wonder if it'll be friends with me.

On a slightly more serious note, this is a cool animation of what a large impact event would do to our planet. The scary thing is that it's reasonably accurate, only missing a few extras here and there. Luckily, we've got our eyes peeled for nasties such as this - the more realistic danger is from smaller events with impactors of around a tenth the size of this one, which are unfortunately very much harder to detect.

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