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AlanB

asteroid impact predictor

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interesting little app, apparentley been about since 2004 but been improved recently

Impact: Earth!

you too can have fun predicting the destruction etc

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Hey, I tried this but think its faulty. I tried to smash an asteroid, made of iron, 3600km across traveling at 72 km per second into a direct impact with Earth and it didnt even cause global destruction, altar the earths orbit or anything. Im pretty sure if the moon crashed into earth at this speed it would destroy the earth itself.

Great idea though, but the results don't seem to be right to me.

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Same here - doesn't seem to be any way I can change the Earths orbit even though I can apparently create a crater 2000 miles deep and 19,000 miles wide... hmmmmm :eek:

James

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Tried it too. It said i had caused an earthquake of 11.2 on the richter scale, but that damage to buildings was slight! I think the app needs a bit of work...

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I tried to smash an asteroid, made of iron, 3600km across traveling at 72 km per second into a direct impact with Earth and it didnt even cause global destruction, altar the earths orbit or anything. Im pretty sure if the moon crashed into earth at this speed it would destroy the earth itself.

If memory serves, last time something like this happened, it didn't destroy the earth, but created the moon.

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