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Discovery Channel – Large Asteroid Impact Simulation

An asteroid with a diameter of 500 km. Destination: The Pacific Ocean. The impact peels the 10 km crust off the surface. The shockwave travels at hypersonic speeds. Debris is blasted across into low Earth orbit, and returns to destroy the surface of the Earth. The firestorm encircles the Earth, vaporizing all life in its… Read More »

First Interstellar Asteroid Wows Scientists

First Interstellar Asteroid Wows Scientists [Music] Asteroid 1I/2017 U1 was discovered Oct 19 by the NASA-funded Pan-STARRS1 telescope in Hawaii. From its trajectory and speed, scientists determined it came from outside our solar system. It was a special day when this object was first discovered. We had been waiting for the discovery of an interstellar… Read More »