NASA is preparing for the big one, as many astronomists have found several major rocks that will be headed straight for earth in the next 10-15 years and beyond.
The threat of a destructive asteroid event encroaching upon our life has become an increasing concern, and it is gaining serious attention. In the long run, it is an inevitability.
Though major asteroids big enough to wipe out life across the entire planet are rare, scientists believe they have taken place and reset entire epochs. Moreover, smaller asteroids, comets or meteors can all do major damage, even if they aren’t record breaking hunks of space rock.
via the UK Metro:
When American government representatives asked NASA head Charles Boden what the best response to a large asteroid headed for New York City would be, his answer was simple: ‘Pray.’
But what would happen if a smaller asteroid hit Los Angeles?
Describing the scenario as a ‘not if – but when,’ NASA recently simulated what would happen if a 300 to 800ft asteroid approached Los Angeles with an 100% chance of impact.
‘It’s not a matter of if – but when – we will deal with such a situation,’ said Thomas Zurbuchen, Associate Administrator for NASA’s Science Mission Directorate in Washington.
‘But unlike any other time in our history, we now have the ability to respond to an impact threat through continued observations, predictions, response planning and mitigation.’
What will it mean for civilization as we know it? There is a definite threat of an existential crisis that would change the planet over night – though the chances are extremely low, there is still a chance.
How much warning would we have? We could have as little as three days warning of an asteroid which would blast London with the power of a hydrogen bomb.
And it’s possible that we might have no warning at all – at least with a smaller asteroid capable of shattering windows across the city.
Bigger asteroids could cause nearly unimaginable damage – wiping out many species and plunging Earth into a bleak winter lasting for years – although the larger an asteroid is, the more warning we would have of its approach.
‘The high degree of initial uncertainty coupled with the relatively long impact warning time made this scenario unique and especially challenging for emergency managers,’ said FEMA National Response Coordination Branch Chief Leviticus A. Lewis.
On the other hand, really big asteroid are routinely monitored and there are several known ‘big ones’ that will approach in the next decade or so… and while they might be headed for the planet, space agencies aren’t planning to take it lying down, instead, they have a plan to exploit it as a major opportunity, born perhaps, out of an unavoidable risk they hope to mitigate.
Now that researchers are getting good at spotting these objects and tracking their path, scientists are beginning to formulate workable strategies for knocking any incoming asteroids off their trajectories and even ‘catching’ them in Earth’s orbit to mine and exploit.
This man on stage at a Ted Talk explains what is at stake:
Phil Plait: How to defend Earth from asteroids
Yes, asteroid defense is now a major enterprise, and somewhere in the shadows a team is gearing up to outdo the casts of Armageddon and Deep Impact combined.
When asteroids do hit, the damage they can do is unimaginably catastrophic – and can easily dwarf the power of a nuclear detonation, depending upon the size of the incoming rock.
But what is perhaps worse than a rock that could pack the punch of “3 billion nukes” is one that is just big enough to destroy a major area, but too small for NASA or other groups to track effectively. In fact, the latter scenario happens all the time – not long ago, a big enough meteor hit and NASA had no idea until it was too late.
Will they catch the one that counts? And will anyone be ready if they don’t?
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Its Russia’s Fault. lol
I will blame obozo but these doomsday asteroid predictions are total crap
Damn!!!! My candidate I voted for is late!!! Sweet Meteor of Death!!!! Where are you when humanity needs you?
I like how the NASA compares asteroids to nuclear bombs. It’s like a nuke explodes in Washington on January 20 and everyone blames asteroids. ”Asteroid fall-out. Stay indoors”
Let some asteroids take out City Of London, NY. DC, Chicago, Hollyweird. a lot of problems solved.
Braveheart, Yep! I must agree. But you didn’t mention Tel Aviv!
With Venus allegedly 40 Million miles closer to the Sun than the Earth…How do you suppose we can see Venus in our nighttime sky? To do so means Venus must “magically” expand its orbital diameter to be larger than the Earths…
Ask and answer this question, and you’ll start to discover the REAL truth..
venus, mars, mercury, see a trend? pagan satanic names. jack parsons, occultist. Wernher Magnus Maximilian Freiherr von Braun ration paperip Nazi occultist. a trillion dollar tax payer mind control scheme. buying time for the mountain of first cast into the sea. there is no “outer space”. there are no aliens only fallen angels. there is a firmament above and one below. The final people who will be sealed by God is coming to a end soon. The ones who don’t get it by now won’t because they want this. Once God finishes sealing his people comes the mountain of fire… Revelation 9:4King James Version (KJV)4 And it was commanded them that they should not hurt the grass of the earth, neither any green thing, neither any tree; but only those men which have not the seal of God in their foreheads.
it doesnt really get good until seals, trumpets are actually going off in full
force. you will know for sure when the seals and trumpets are in full effect
when a mountain is cast into the sea causing a
huge amount of destruction(see seals 1-2 and trumpets 1-2)…it will wreck a
good chunk of the world, its ships, ect and then you will see THE antichrist,
not just another antichrist, appear and come in peacefully(during the 5th/6th
seal/trumpet) saying he is trying to help the world from all this chaos even
though he will be waging war world-wide he will say it is for the greater good
of uniting the world and removing the people who would stop this new utopia.
generally people will buy it like they buy the lies of politicians even now
knowing our system is wholly corrupted.. he will appear to die and be risen
copying Christ he will then go into the temple of God and declare himself to be
God and make all worship him or his image and take the mark or be put to death.
do not take the mark…then comes the vials just after Jesus removes the last of
the remnant from the world as he did with enoch as he did with eli, just as the
two witnesses are called up in front of the world too. once this happens and
they who took the mark see Jesus coming they will hide themselves in the dens
and caves to no avail. Jesus is the only
LOL! That’s funny my man. Try again.
She’s breaking up Captain she’s breaking up.
Significant Earthquakes, Past 30 Days
* 6.5 38km WSW of Kaikoura, New Zealand 2016-11-14 00:34:22 UTC 10.0 km
* 6.2 12km N of Kaikoura, New Zealand 2016-11-13 13:31:26 UTC 8.3 km
* 6.5 17km NNW of Kaikoura, New Zealand 2016-11-13 11:32:07 UTC 10.0 km
* 7.8 53km NNE of Amberley, New Zealand 2016-11-13 11:02:56 UTC 23.0 km
* 6.2 24km ENE of Ishinomaki, Japan 2016-11-11 21:42:59 UTC 44.8 km
* 5.9 48km WNW of Talcahuano, Chile 2016-11-08 04:55:44 UTC 17.3 km
* 5.0 2km W of Cushing, Oklahoma 2016-11-07 01:44:24 UTC 5.0 km
* 6.4 25km ESE of Curico, Chile 2016-11-04 16:20:43 UTC 90.8 km
* 4.5 14km ESE of Pawnee, Oklahoma 2016-11-02 04:26:54 UTC 2.6 km
* 5.6 35km E of Colombia, Colombia 2016-10-31 00:20:11 UTC 33.0 km
* 6.6 6km N of Norcia, Italy 2016-10-30 06:40:19 UTC 10.0 km
* 6.1 3km W of Visso, Italy 2016-10-26 19:18:08 UTC 10.0 km
* 5.5 8km ESE of Sellano, Italy 2016-10-26 17:10:37 UTC 10.0 km
* 6.2 7km S of Kurayoshi, Japan 2016-10-21 05:07:23 UTC 5.7 km
* 6.6 161km NNE of Pamanukan, Indonesia 2016-10-19 00:26:01 UTC 614.0 km
* 6.9 78km WNW of Kandrian, Papua New Guinea 2016-10-17 06:14:58 UTC 35.0
Oklahoma has had over 518 earthquakes after Fracking oil/gas wells became common. Prior to that they had a TOTAL of 9 earthquakes.
NOTE: Fracking wells has made the Earths mantle/crust unstable.
What catastrophe will result?
A crust/mantle collapse? Bad sci-fi movie, cities swallowed, in real life?
Only time will tell.
-Ground water destroyed.
-H2S poison gas released.
Why no story at SHTFplan about this topic?
Too politically incorrect against business agenda?
Too “green” of a topic?
Or how about Texas millionaire T. Boon Pickens buying up ALL the groundwater drilling/irrigation rights? Look it up.
Fresh Water. The new oil. The new gold.
The rich mess up the water. Buy up rights to water left. Then you pay $20 gallon for something to drink.
President Elect Trump said he plans to cut spending to NASA until the potholes are filled; an euphemism per haps.
He encourages private entrepreneurs in this field. OK Pres.
I am collecting funds for an expedition to Mars. Send your donation for $35.00 or more. If you have skills that we can utilize send along your resume. Anyone wishing to go to Mars must request a form with your donation and a stamped self addressed envelope and send by postal to the address below. We are all in this together.
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Suckers, CA. 666
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All joking aside, this is the future. Groups of people pooling their money could see real space travel become actualized. The problem is they won’t allow us access to a whole continent, Antarctica, right here on earth. Will they let us beat them to Mars? And who do “they” think they are, anyway.
I’m putting on my hard hat just in case.
Love that photo at the top. Reminds me of a bowling ball I once shot at close range with a 30-06. Wish I’d had the hat on then too. Ouch!
NASA Prepares for Asteroid Impact Within the Next 2 Decades: “It’s Going To Happen”
Wow … this is excellent news!
This means that Nibiru is off the table & not gonna happen.
The narrative now is again back to Asteroids … we have more time to prep!
“not long ago, a big enough meteor hit and NASA had no idea until it was too late.”
HA! It’s is WORSE than that. NASA didn’t even know about it until it was reported on the Interwebs, AFTER it hit!!
I will be dead by then.
party party party everyone….
I drive a Dodge Stratus!
Chicken Ltitle – The Sky is Falling, The Sky is Falling..
How can NASA prepare for ANYTHING anymore? Their budget was slashed, their most brilliant minds had their hat handed to them, the manned space program ended and as our “president’s” first term began, he changed NASA from a space exploration agency to a terrestrial branch of the government, now tasked with “recognizing the Mooslim world’s contributions to math and science….!”. SO, as far as an asteroid, who knows what THAT redefined version of NASA would do – fling camels at it, perhaps.
NASA can no longer even get our people to The International Space Station without begging Russia for a ride….now THAT is FUBAR.
NASA has NEVER told We The People the truth. Believe their shit if you wish, ALL ” public ” NASA data IS propaganda . . .
Lemme guess? This from the “DHS Insider” again? This supposed insider has worse predictions than all of CNN’s election polls combined.
every four years nasa gets down on its proverbial hands and knees
“But what is perhaps worse than a rock that could pack the punch of “3 billion nukes” is one that is just big enough to destroy a major area, but too small for NASA or other groups to track effectively. In fact, the latter scenario happens all the time – not long ago, a big enough meteor hit and NASA had no idea until it was too late” So a rock that we can’t track that can take out a city is worse than one we can track but that may destroy half or more of the life on the planet.
I remember the old days, when Lorne Greene went from Bonanza to Battle Star Galactica. He had been on Bonanza so long that they had to keep reminding him that an asteroid was NOT what you got from sitting in the saddle too long…
I am amazed that people get so worked up over this. The Bible predicted this 2000 years ago. Jesus said that men’s hearts would fail them from fear of what’s coming on the earth. Now if you are so scared that your heart just stops, you have to know / see in advance what’s coming. I would say that we should be prepared spiritually, mentally and physically for the coming days. Although I’m glad he was elected, Trump is not our savior – things will continue to go downhill. Just keep looking up!
By the way…Mac, keep up the good work with these diverse articles.
I guess sooner or later a story like this had to come out. We have been warned for 15 years economic collapse was just days away, or people were reporting someone told them the country was secretly being flooded with foreign troops for invasion and marshal law, or hyperinflation was going to destroy the dollar within a few months. Then a nuclear WWIII was certain by 2013, then 2014, then 2015, then 2016. It was even reported there would be no elections followed by civil war and mass starvation. Hell, the only thing left is asteroid strikes on the planets. Since the story says this could happen in the next two decades this will be the next potential crisis for preppers to prepare in the next twenty years.
If there was an asteroid heading for Earth the gov’t would not inform the public. Not because to avoid panic, but basically they don’t have any control over something like that and informing us would impede their prep.’s.
On another topic, I voted for DT, but I realize he cannot keep every promise made; nevertheless, I am optimistic now about the preservation of the 2nd Amendment. What will happen is dramatic budget cuts due to unplayable debt.
is this the same nasa that:
1. is celebrating muzzies over coming up with a improvement over the space shutte ?
2. thinks my suv is more harmful to the environment than a cow or dog(methane)
3. are getting beat by china, japan and russia in the space race ?
jupiter, saturn and uranus all sit out there and run interference.
likely, this story is a bunch of liberal nasa scientists, that couldn’t get a good job; so they work for govt who are looking for doom since trump was elected.
heading back to normalcy, when liberal america stops freaking out; maybe i’ll start considering these stories as believable.
But what would happen if a smaller asteroid hit Los Angeles?
The elite would just LOVE to nuke half the world’s population and then claim it was an asteroid…or an alien attack… And sadly there are enough DUMB DUMB SHEEPLE who would believe it…
Well, biblically… a huge rock is supposed to be coming our way eventually. Just by watching near earth objects over the past few years, I have seen many that came within the orbit of the moon in proximity to earth. Other objects are found the day before their nearest approach to earth which doesn’t leave a lot of time to duck and cover. So, it wouldn’t surprise me in a perfect world, if we got popped a good one several times in this century. Tunguska was an example of widespread devastation caused by a celestial visitor, not too long ago. Not much you/we can do about rogue rocks flying around the cosmos but try to blow them up or move them. To me, that pretty much explains why we are so interested in “landing” on some of these passing hulks.
Well, if an impact does take out Hollywierd, I, for one, won’t be sending flowers to Miley Cysleaze, Mahdoona (“BJ for a Hilary vote”), Lady Kaka, Bruce Springsucks, Kraty Perry and the Kartrashians.
What is the point of worrying about anything you don’t have any control over. Now hoping a space rock will destroy those who you perceive to be your enemy. There is nothing wrong with that. That should be under the category of optimistic positive thinking.