VIDEO: HERE’S WHAT WOULD HAPPEN IF A HUGE ASTEROID ACTUALLY HIT EARTH, AND IT’S TERRIFYING

VIRAL THREAD– It’s not something many of us really want to think about, is it – the end of the world? What with the fact that you and everyone you know would instantly die and that, it could put a downer on your day. Still, there’s a chance it could happen in our lifetime.

Okay, not a huge chance, but still… The Discovery Channel have thrown together an uber-realistic version of what the scenario would look like if it were a large asteroid. It’s fair to say that after seeing this, a change of underwear will be required.

The last major, the Cretaceous-Paleogene, hit some 66 million years ago… so there were very few shopping centres, motorways and schools around. But what if an asteroid with a diameter of 310 miles wide landed in the Pacific Ocean this very day?

7 billion people inhabit planet Earth. If it took at least 90-95% of life — as it did with the “Great Dying” — over 5 billion people would vanish into ash and fire (I warned you about underwear).

Let’s take a look at how it would play out…Scroll to the bottom for the video

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An asteroid with a diameter of roughly 310 miles heading toward Earth 


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Exact destination: The Pacific Ocean

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The impact peels the six miles of crust off the surface 

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The shockwave travels at hypersonic speed destroying anything in its path

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Debris is blasted across into low Earth orbit

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And returns to destroy the surface of the Earth

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The firestorm encircles the Earth…

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Vaporising all life in its way

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Within one day, the surface of the Earth is uninhabitable

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The evidence shows that this happened at least six times in Earth’s history…

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And it could happen again…

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Now check out the incredible simulation…

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