If Earth was hit by a Meteor

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What would happen if our planet was ever to cross paths with a meteor? Well, according to this simulation it would be bad news for everyone and everything. This is a small scene from a Discovery Channel program called "Miracle Planet" which details the scary thought of a 500 km (or 300 miles) wide meteor hitting our planet in our lifetime. The amount of kinetic energy released when it hits would be enough to cause a firestorm powerful enough to vaporize all life on our planet and evaporate all of the Worlds oceans.

After the jump you'll see the same video except without the narration and some music that I think has more "impact" ;) on how powerful an image of a meteor hitting the Earth would be.



YouTube for 1st video - [Link]
YouTube for 2nd video - [Link]

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were all gonna die but is it real im still sad though will we die will we not i am realy realy scared ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
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April, 2012 is entirely different. It is based on a Mayan prediction, or rather suggested prediction, that the world will end on December 21, 2012. Here is a site with information about 2012. http://photoraps.blogspot.com/2009/09/2012-end-of-world-proof.html
The meteor situation is completely different. Apolis is supposed to pass the earth in 2029, but because of gravity there is a 1 in 45,000 chance of the meteor hitting earth in 2036. The meteor is 390 m wide.
There is a second meteor that could possibly hit the earth in 2019, although I don't know very much about that one.
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man this scared the jeepers creepers out of me!I'm not sure when earth will be hit by a meteor or anything as big as it, but if it does,i just hope i die b4 it does it..anyways i was wondering how people are saying the earth is gonna be hit in 2012?how can that be possible to hit on 2012 when said we might get hit on 2029 but then changed to the year 2036?Are people like making up dates and stuff???
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I watched the video. It was scary but I did not think it was realistic in the begining. I shows the meteor hovering over Earth like it is being controled by something. It acts more like a space ship. A meteor is not going to hover before it crashes down.
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