Asteroids can bring devastation to Earth. This video mapped the visuals while comparing different-sized asteroids on our planet.
Do asteroids actually collide with the Earth? What if they directly strike Earth? Will that be the end of our planet? There are always a lot of questions revolving around these rocks flying around in space at humongous speeds. To answer a few, NASA had earlier shared a video blog while confirming, “Asteroids have hit Earth over the course of its history, and it will happen again.” Have you seen those shooting stars? Yes, that’s what is basically the asteroid that you might have witnessed for real. Though NASA says that dust, meteoroids, and even small asteroids hit Earth all the time, though, but they are very small. Hence, the impact is negligible.
Well, we all have often heard about the giant asteroid Chicxulub strike on Earth around 66 million years ago, which is also the reason behind the extinction of all the dinosaurs as well as a wide range of other environmental and biotic organisms. But what if a massive asteroid hits the Earth at a lightning speed today? Seems scary, right!
To help map the destruction by different-sized asteroids, this YouTube channel, MetaBallStudios, came up with a full visual representation of how different-sized asteroids can destroy the planet! Earlier, the same channel had shown the comparisons covered the size of well-known asteroids as well as a few fictional asteroids. This time, the horrifying video compared the impact of several asteroids on Earth.
“Under the supervision of a doctor of physics, we simulated the moment when various meteorites in the universe fall to the earth scientifically and accurately,” the description of the video reads. The video starts off with a small 4-meter asteroid that is burning up in space to even a 100-km-wide asteroid hitting Rome, throwing up huge projectiles into space as well as burning a large portion of the planet. The video also shows a meteorite equivalent to the Chelyabinsk meteorite’s fall in Russia, the famous Tunguska event, and the visual representation of the Chicxulub Impact that extinguished dinosaurs. You can watch the full video here.