This week, an asteroid flew by the Earth, coming as close as 71,362km away. No, you shouldn’t worry about this specific asteroid (anymore, at least), but you might wonder how we missed it.
If you really want to prepare for an asteroid impact, you might as well simulate some of the worst possible outcomes — like an asteroid blasting into the heart of New York City.
There’s a 1200-foot asteroid headed straight for the Earth. You’ve got five days to come up with a plan, or go the way of the dinosaurs. This isn’t the script for the Day After Tomorrow sequel — it’s the scenario being war-gamed by a roomful of PhDs as we speak.