posted on Nov, 26 2006 @ 03:54 AM
Then theres this theory. Now I am half asleap so I just put in random numbers but this is what happend when I pluged them into this program
Distance from Impact: 1234.00 km = 766.31 miles
Projectile Diameter: 3218680000000.00 m = 10557270400000.00 ft = 1998800280.00 miles
Projectile Density: 123456789 kg/m3
Impact Velocity: 123456.00 km/s = 76666.18 miles/s (Your chosen velocity is higher than the maximum for an object orbiting the sun)
Impact Angle: 90 degrees
Target Density: 2750 kg/m3
Target Type: Crystalline Rock
Energy before atmospheric entry: -NaN x 10-NaN Joules = 3.92 x 1045 MegaTons TNT
The average interval between impacts of this size is longer than the Earth's age.
Such impacts could only occur during the accumulation of the Earth, between 4.5 and 4 billion years ago.
Major Global Changes:
The Earth is completely disrupted by the impact and its debris forms a new asteroid belt orbiting the sun between Venus and Mars.
Sure most impacts don't hit square onto a planet but they are glancing blows, but what would happen if a rogue planetoid smashed into planet X kinda
like a when you play billiards. Except your using a shotgun instead of a pool cue.