Merely imagining the impact of a meteor strike is a spine-tingling experience. Imagine the chaos if it happened where you live.
Everything would crash, burn, and cease to exist. Sadly, it looks like a meteor could hit sooner than most people imagined.
There have been plenty of similar rumors in the past, but the sources were never credible. Things are quite different this time as NASA sent a public working against a potential meteor strike.
NASA’S chief, Jim Bridenstine, received an invitation to speak at the Planetary Defense conference organized by the International Astronautics Academy.
He spoke extensively about the possibility of a massive meteor strike on earth.
The audience couldn’t believe what he was saying but soon understood that he wasn’t mincing his words.
Jim further stated that meteor strikes are vastly different from their depiction in Hollywood movies.
They are uglier and leave astronomical damage in their wake.
He also elaborated on the importance of protecting the earth.
Has There Been Meteor Strikes Before?
A gigantic meteor entered the earth’s atmosphere, and violently landed in a central Russian city, known as Chelyabinsk.
It was traveling at a rapid 40,000 miles per hour’s pace and was above twenty meters.
People who witnessed the meteor crashing into the city claimed that it was brighter than the sun after entering the earth’s atmosphere.
Every Chelyabinsk resident felt the meteor’s heat long before it came crashing into the city.
It exploded almost eighteen miles above the ground, and its impact was thirty times higher than the atomic bomb explosion in Hiroshima. The damage was colossal and impacted six cities.
What’s most disturbing about meteor strikes is that they are not as unique as most people believe. Instead, these occurrences are quite regular.
Everything You Need To Know About Impact Events
Experts define impact events as a collision occurring between objects from outer space.