Can modern science defend the Earth from a large asteroid smashing into the Earth's surface, and changing life on Earth as we know it? So far, it is
a scientific certainty that it has simply been a matter of "blind luck" that has so far avoided larger asteroids slamming into the Earth.
But how long will this blind luck play out in the favor of Earth's inhabitants? That is something that scientists across the globe are grappling
with, and trying to figure out some way to minimize the chances of this ever happening.
It is known that the Earth has not been hit with a large asteroid in some time, and it seems that science is making some progress in the way of
potentially re-directing an "Extinction Level Event" type asteroid from causing catastropohic damage on a global scale.
However, scientific strategies are not quite able to, at least not yet, assure us that there is no reason to be concerned, and that for now, we have
only blind luck as hope, since it appears that scientific work has some ways to go in order to save the Earth from a large asteroid smashing into the
There is no question that the Earth continues to get bombarded with asteroids on a fairly regular basis, and such has been happening throughout
Earth's long history.
Here is an interesting video clip on the frequency which the Earth is hit by asteroids.
Video clip found here:
The question is not so much whether the Earth can handle the smaller asteroids, which apparently it can without much, or at least minimal and
survivable damage, but rather what, if anything, can be done if a larger asteroid is heading straight at the Earth, and us ?
This scenario begs the question: How can the Earth defend itself from a large rogue asteroid?
The following video clip gives some insight as to the plan for defending the Earth from collisions with large asteroids.
Video Clip link found here: video.foxnews.com...
Here is a Video Clip Simulating a Large Asteroid hitting the Earth.
Video Clip found here: www.wimp.com...
Here is a story by Reuters News Service "Risk of Asteroid Hitting Earth".
Article link found here: www.reuters.com...
edit on 23-4-2014 by rickynews because: Added Video Clips and Related Article Links