Tuesday, February 26, 2013

A Video Showing What Would Happen to New York City if Hit by a Small Asteroid

The beginning of this video shows what would happen if a small asteroid, only a few hundred feet wide, were to explode over New York City.  The primary topic of the video is the asteroid that blew up over Siberia in 1908. The point being that a small asteroid can do tremendous damage to the area over which it blows up.

For more information on near earth objects see EarthDirectory's "The World Directory of Near Earth Object Organizations and Related Sites."