It seems that we might witness a tragedy during our lifetime, according to the latest reports. We may see what the poor dinosaurs have seen when the asteroid hit our planet.
An asteroid colliding with Earth during our lifetime is a viable possibility
NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine believes the prospect of a killer asteroid colliding with Earth is not something that would only make a good sci-fi movie or book, the Daily Mail reports.
This made the case for why the US should be fortifying its defense against meteor events on Monday at the 2019 Planetary Defense Conference in Washington, D.C.
NASA, the Federal Emergency Management Agency and more would be conducting a defense drill at the conference that simulates what it would be like if an asteroid were to head straight for our beloved planet.
“We have to make sure that people understand that this is not about Hollywood, it’s not about the movies,” Bridenstine said at the conference, as reported by the Daily Mail.
He continued and said that “This is about ultimately protecting the only planet we know, right now, to host life and that is the planet Earth.”
The man also mentioned the Chelyabinsk Event saying that there should be more interest in this kind of events.
That meteor which hit the planet blazed across the southern Ural Mountain back in February 2013. This was the largest recorded meteor strike in more than a century after the Tunguska even dating back in 1908.
Three incidents during the past 100 years
It’s important to note that more than 1,600 people have been injured following the shock wave coming from the explosion. This was estimated to be as strong as 20 Hiroshima atomic bombs.
Such kind of events take place every 60 years, and Bridenstine said they’ve happened three times in the last 100 years.
The shocking conclusion is that another tragedy like Chelyabinsk Event could occur within our lifetime.
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