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Horror simulation shows the asteroid at 1,200 feet & # 39; God of Chaos & # 39; that hits the earth – and Nasa says it CAN happen



A TERRIFYING video reveals how an apocalyptic asteroid can pulverize the earth within the next 50 years.

Doomsday Space Rock Apophis is named after the Egyptian god of chaos and darkness – and Nasa is worried that it is on a collision course with the earth.

   A simulation has revealed exactly what will happen if Doomsday asteroid Apophis hits Earth

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A simulation has revealed exactly what will happen if Doomsday asteroid Apophis hits Earth Credit: YouTube / Space Sim [19659007] The villainous space rock – which is taller than the Eiffel Tower – is expected to make several close passes to Earth in the century, the most dangerous of which is 2068.

Now a frightening simulation shows exactly what will happen if Apophis hits the earth .

It's not funny that this is good news for humanity.

In the video comes the first impact in the Atlantic between the southwest of the United States and northern South America.

   spread for thousands of miles, triggering a series of giant tsunamis

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The explosion will spread for thousands of miles, triggering a series of giant tsunamis Credit: YouTube / Space Sim
   One model of what Apophis might look like

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A model of what Apophis might look like Credit: Astronomical Institute at Charles University

It triggers an explosion corresponding to 65,000 nuclear bombs from Hiroshima.

In just a few hours, the resulting giant fireball and shock wave spread as far as Kansas, nearly 2500 miles from its original impact.

YouTube user Space Sim, who created the video, said that debris from the explosion would rain back on Earth like fiery asteroids.

"In this simulation, the asteroid strikes first and then sends fragments from the collision back into space," they wrote in the description of the video.

   Watch out for a space rock named Apophis 2068

5 [19659005] Watch out for a space rock called Apophis 2068 Credit: Getty – contributor

"These orbited the earth for a short time before come back to earth. "

Russian scientists are afraid that Apophis, full name Apophis 99942, could crash into Earth at a rate of 15,000 miles per hour.

They say that the deadly mountain path around the sun means that there are 100 "possible collisions between Apophis and the earth, the most dangerous of them by 2068".

However, it's not time to panic yet – Apophis only has a 250,000 chance of actually colliding with our planet, according to Nasa.

"Apophis has been one of the heavenly bodies that has captured the public interest since it was discovered in 2004," said Nasa Steve Chesley.

"Updated calculation techniques and recently available data indicate the probability of an earthquake on April 13, 2036, for Apophis has dropped from 45,000 to about four in a million."

The 370-meter-wide space of rock was discovered in June 2017. [19659002] It was only discovered through a space telescope in Hawaii after it crashed off our planet and could have caused havoc if it hit Earth.

   The 370 meter wide space rock was discovered in June 2017

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The 370 meter wide space rock was discovered in June 2017 Credit: Getty – Contributor

It passed within just 548,000 miles of our planet , relatively close in space

Although the asteroid is not large enough to wipe out the Earth, it can do some serious damage at the local level.

The huge spacecraft will fade in less than a tenth of the distance between the Earth and the Earth Moon 2029 – closer than some of our satellites.

And it will surely pass the earth again, with scientists uncertain how close its next flyby will come.

What is the difference between an asteroid, meteor and comet?

Here's what you need to know, according to NASA …

  • Asteroid: An asteroid is a small rocky body orbiting the sun. Most are in the asteroid belt (between Mars and Jupiter) but they can be found anywhere (including in a path that can affect the Earth)
  • Meteoroid: When two asteroids hit each other, the small pieces that break off are called meteoroids
  • Meteor: If a meteoroid enters the earth's atmosphere, it begins to steam and then becomes a meteor. On Earth, it looks like a ray of light in the sky, because the mountain burns up
  • Meteorite: If a meteoroid does not evaporate completely and survive the journey through the Earth's atmosphere, it can land on Earth. At that point it becomes a meteorite
  • Comet: Like asteroids, a comet orbits the sun. But rather than being made mostly of stone, a comet contains a lot of ice and gas, which can result in fantastic tails forming behind them (thanks to the ice and dust evaporation)

Alberto Cellino of the Astrophysical Observatory of Turin said: "We can rule out a collision at the next closest approach with the earth, but then the trajectory will change in a way that is not entirely predictable at the moment, so we cannot predict the behavior on a longer time scale. "

A leading astrophysicist from Queen's University Belfast reckons an asteroid strike is just a matter of time.

In 1908, a small asteroid exploded over Tunguska in Siberia, destroying 800 square miles.

In other space news, diamonds as old as the moon are blown off the Earth's surface by a "hidden lava stain".

A lost planet in the solar system was gobbled up by Jupiter billions of years ago.

And here is a complete list of asteroids that can crash on Earth.

What do you think about the video? Let us know in the comments …


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