Asteroids daily overflow the Earth, throwing hundreds of tons of space waste into the atmosphere of the planet. Approximately once every two thousand years, an asteroid with the size of a football field strikes, causing a wide disruption. According to the NASA (JPL) Jet Engine, between April 15, 1988 and February 1, 2019, at least 771 significant meteorite impacts have been recorded worldwide. However, asteroids endangering civilization are much less common, as they only strike every few million years.
But the major killer asteroids are hiding in the dark depths of space, and their potential impact can be cataclysmic.
But what would happen if one of those assassin-assassins would hit the Earth tomorrow? How widespread would the destruction be?
The Discovery Channel responded to this exact question by simulating an asteroid impact from a 300km (500km) spacecraft.
The terrifying video "Simulation of Big Asteroid Impacts" shows the fiery death of the world since the beating.
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The video shows what happens if the asteroid strikes the planet in the Pacific, just east of Southeast Asia
When the asteroid passes over the surface of the Earth's surface in the video, the colossal magnitude erases the sun and casts a shadow over entire cities.
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As the asteroid moves to the ground, the air around it is ignited by the force of friction.
The Rock of the Doomsday is then crashed into the Pacific, where the force of the strike immediately goes more than six miles (10 km) from the earth's crust.
The resulting shock wave causes a huge tidal wave in all directions from where the asteroid lands.
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Columns of fire and smoke are seen rising in the video, spreading over an increasing radius of the asteroid.
Debris from the impact force is pushed up into the low earth orbit (LEO), and the storm of death and destruction absorbs the planet.
In the simulation video nothing interferes with the fiery shock wave of the asteroid.
The day becomes night, life becomes death and the surface becomes uninhabited.
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One by one video shows the whole country that breaks down and peels with the rapidly deteriorating bark of the planet.
The shock wave, which is spreading around the world at supersonic speeds, evaporates everything before it.
A land that was once green and full of life is seen to become an ocean of fire and ruins.
Of all the deadly asteroids that struck Earth in its turbulent cosmic past, the asteroid of the dinosaur Chixulub was the most devastating of all of them.
The giant asteroid that hit the Earth 65-66 million years ago is believed to have been only about 9 miles in diameter.
But a 2017 study published in Nature magazine found that the asteroid struck exactly the place in modern Mexico to destroy the dinosaurs.
The study reads: "Recent studies have shown that this impact on the Yucatan peninsula heats hydrocarbons and sulfur in these rocks, forming stratospheric soot and sulphate aerosols, causing extreme global cooling and drought.
"These events caused mass extinction, including dinosaurs, and led to a subsequent macro-evolution of mammals."
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Fortunately, according to the US NASA space agency, there are very few asteroids in the depths of the cosmos that pose a real threat to the Earth.
NASA said: "With increasing regularity, scientists discover asteroids and comets with unusual orbits, which take them near the Earth and the Sun.
"Very few of these bodies are potential hazards for the Earth, but the more we know and understand about them, the better we will be willing to take appropriate measures if we move along our path.
"Knowing the size, shape, mass, composition, and structure of these objects will help determine the best way to divert a space rock that is found to be on the road that is threatening the Earth."