Funny how one thing leads to another. This blog entry and video lead me to the Discovery Channel video of an Asteroid hitting the earth:
A hundred years ago a large meteor exploded ten kilometres above the Earth’s surface in Tunguska, obliterating 830 square miles of woods. It was the largest impact in recent history, but nothing compared to this.
The meteor—or comet fragment—was only a few tens of meters in diameter, according to modern estimates based on its 15 megatons energy blast. This 3D simulation, however, shows what something like Apophis will do if it hit Earth. I saw a while ago on the web, but now it is available in glorious HD, so you can see all the gritty-nitty detail of good old planet Earth getting completely obliterated.
A small meteor hitting and obliterating 830 square miles is alarming. Edmonton just had a meteor hit in full view. I wonder how big it was?
Of course, if you are a Darwin fan (sorry, I am a Creation guy), then you will think this is par for the course. After all, Darwin fans think things will continue to evolve (Super cool video, but can anyone know what these people are selling?)