What Would Happen if a Giant Asteroid Hit the Earth?

Posted on May 13, 2016

There is a theory that 65 million years ago, an asteroid hit the Earth and led to the extinction of the dinosaurs. Have you ever thought about the possibility that the same thing could happen today? Did you know that it almost happened in January 2017?

The asteroid passed between the moon, and our planet and scientists have said that we were very lucky that the collision was avoided.

What would have happened if the asteroid hit us? Here is a detailed timeline of events that could happen if a massive asteroid, much bigger than the one from January, were to hit us.

1. It Would Be Pulled Towards a Specific Area

It Would Be Pulled Towards a Specific Area
Photo: canyouactually.com
Out of the darkness of space, a gigantic asteroid would descend on our planet. It could come from anywhere and would travel at 450,000 mph.

In this animated simulation, it would have a diameter of 300 miles. The Pacific Ocean is most likely to get hit by it. Will the collision do less damage if it hits the water?
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