A new study from University of Southampton researchers put together the potential scenarios for an asteroid strike and how it would affect the planet Earth. They then proceeded to rank those situations in terms of human loss. The picture their information painted was not a pretty one.
University Study Ranks Asteroid Strike Calamities Based On 50,000 Simulations
The researchers reminded everyone that the odds of such an asteroid strike are extremely small. These studies are often done for preparedness in case such a rare occurrence should happen. And astronomers are always on the watch.
“The likelihood of an asteroid impact is really low, but the consequences can be unimaginable.” This is according to the study lead, Clemens M. Rumpf.