Hundreds of thousands of asteroids lurk in our solar system, and while space agencies track many of them, there’s always a chance that one could suddenly be on a collision course with Earth. a new app on the website nil.fun It shows what could happen if one were to crash land on any part of the planet.
Developed by Neil Agarwal asteroid simulator To show the possible extreme local impacts of different types of asteroids. The first step is to choose your asteroid, with options for iron, stone, carbon and gold, or even an icy comet. The diameter of the asteroid can be established up to 1.6 kilometers; Your speed can range from 1,000 to 250,000 mph; And the angle of impact can be set up to 90 degrees. Once you’ve selected the attack location on the global map, prepare for chaos.
“I grew up watching disaster movies like deep Impact why armageddon, so I’ve always wanted to build a tool that would allow me to visualize my own asteroid impact scenarios,” Agarwal told Gizmodo in an email. “I think this tool is for anyone who likes to play out what-if scenarios in their head. The math and physics behind the simulations are explained by Dr. gareth collins and dr. Clemens HullThose who study asteroid impacts.
Once you’ve programmed your asteroid and launched it at your intended target, Asteroid Simulator will guide you through the mayhem. First, it will show you the width and depth of the crater, the number of people vaporized by the impact, and how much energy would have been released. It will then tell you about the size and impact of the fireball, shock wave, wind speed and earthquake generated by the asteroid.
NASA has its eye on more than 19,000 near-Earth asteroids. While no known space rocks pose an imminent threat to Earth, events such as Chelyabinsk Influence on Russia In 2013 they remind us of the need for a strong planetary defense. Just this year, NASA tested a strategy Asteroid deflection via your DART spacecraftwith resounding success.