What Happened To The Earth When An Asteroid Hit It. The asteroid would smack through the atmosphere as though it were nothing. Hidden below the waters of the gulf of mexico, the chicxulub crater marks the impact site of an asteroid that struck earth 66 million years ago.
It will come within 2.5 million miles of earth, which is 10 times farther away than the moon is. If an asteroid the size of an apartment hits earth, this blow could possibly destroy a small city. If an asteroid the size of an apartment hits earth, this blow could possibly destroy a small city.
A giant asteroid over 3,500 feet wide is flying through space towards the earth.
66 million years ago, dinosaurs were the masters on earth and it is hard to imagine the emergence and development of man if these animals had not suffered mass extinction. The asteroid would smack through the atmosphere as though it were nothing. Currently, nasa is tracking the course of several hundreds of asteroids that could potentially be hazardous to human life on earth.
An asteroid impact has the potential to destroy life on an entire planet, hence asteroids have been an object of fear for humans.
A giant asteroid over 3,500 feet across is flying through space towards earth. In some cases, asteroid impacts have kicked up so much dust and debris into the atmosphere that they cause climate change. Don’t worry, though, it isn’t going to hit us, but it will pass close.
Astronomers named it asteroid 7498 (1994 pc1).
It’s going to block the sunlight, and all that ash falling into the ocean acidifies the top layers. For this exact same purpose, nasa has deployed multiple asteroid watching satellites. Nobody expects the asteroid to hit earth, but it's the closest the space object will come for the next two centuries, according to nasa projections.
This event can lead to the death of many living things.
An asteroid that big traveling at that speed has the energy roughly equal to a 1 million megaton bomb. However, an asteroid crashed into our planet and literally exterminated 80% of the animal kingdom. If an asteroid the size of an apartment hits earth, this blow could possibly destroy a small city.
The asteroid is about 2.5 times the height of the empire state building in new york.
Nevertheless, tsunamis would be the most devastating effects of an asteroid hitting the ocean, accounting for 70 to 80 percent of losses of. This event can lead to the death of many living things. It would vaporize on impact and the blast would set our atmosphere alight, burning away much of our oxygen, and crispy baking every living organism not safely burrowed far underground.