Near Earth Asteroids


This picture is not real, but it is definately possible.

Asteroids on the order of 100 meters in diameter and up are capable of serious damage to the earth and it's occupants.

An asteroid with a diameter of approximately 8 miles is believed to have ended the "dinosaur era".

Given that an asteroid strikes earth, it is most likely to land in the ocean. Since asteroids contain high amounts of sulfur, a large enough asteroid could turn our oceans acidic, and create tsunamis with heights greater than 30 meters.

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