Scientists have modeled the fall of the asteroid on the Earth and recreated the likely developments. Looking ahead to say that the forecasts of the happy end didn’t happen.
As informs edition of the Insider, the experts used an artificial asteroid with a width of 140-260 m, which was supposed to fall in Denver (Colorado).
As events would develop. In the simulation events used ships to shoot down celestial bodies that have rejected the asteroid off course. When he broke off a fragment with a size of 50-80 meters.
It is interesting that the authorities, in accordance with the simulation, wanted to launch a nuclear bomb to hit the chip. But there were political differences (as often happens in reality) and from that decided to give up.
The fall would have ended in great tragedy
Tragedy can not be avoided. As calculated in NASA, a fragment of the asteroid still would have entered the atmosphere at a speed of 19 kilometers per second.
The chip would be such a fireball with the energy of 20 megatons. For example, a nuclear bomb that exploded in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, created 0,04 megatons of energy. The fragment should hit new York. In the fall, could have been killed 1.3 million people.
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