posted on Feb, 8 2004 @ 10:12 PM
Everytime I watch the movie Armageddon (1998) it makes me think of the possibility this could happen, I do believe if something of that size was on a
path to collide with Earth, I think we would know in plenty of time to do something about it, but if we did know, what exactly could we do about
"It happened before, it will happen again...it's just a question of when."
One of the most famous craters is the Chicxulub crater on the Yukatan peninsula in Mexico which is believed to date back to exactly 65 million years
ago, the time when the extinction of the dinosaurs occurred.
"Geochronologist Carl C. Swisher III of the Institute of Human Origins in Berkeley Calif., and his colleagues report that rocks from inside the
Chicxulub circle formed exactly 65 million years ago."
"NASA scientists believe that an asteroid 10 to 20 kilometers (6 to 12 miles) in diameter produced this impact basin. The asteroid hit a geologically
unique, sulfur-rich region of the Yucatan Peninsula and kicked up billions of tons of sulfur and other materials into the atmosphere. Darkness
prevailed for about half a year after the collision. This caused global temperatures to plunge near freezing. Half of the species on Earth became
extinct including the dinosaurs."
It's clear it has happened before, but will we have the technology to stop it? Could the movie Armageddon actually play out in a situation like