Summary: Simulations carried out by leading space agencies have concluded. There currently is no technology available that could stop a massive asteroid from “wiping out” Europe
Original author and publication date: Linda Hasco – May 4, 2021
Futurizonte Editor’s Note: Bad news, indeed. We are not as powerful as we thought to protect our planet.
From the article:
A report by Independent said that NASA conducted the week-long exercise, which concluded from the hypothetical impact scenario, that even with a six-month advance notice, current capabilities could not prevent a catastrophe.
Participants in the simulation, which was conducted during a planetary defense conference hosted by the United Nations, said the only course of action on such short notice would be evacuation of an area before an asteroid hit. However, the simulation’s impact zone covered large parts of North Africa and Europe.
Reportedly, the hypothetical impact exercise revealed that governments are dreadfully unprepared for this type of disaster.
Lindley Johnson, Nasa’s Planetary Defense Officer noted that this kind of exercise helps reveal who the “key players are in a disaster event, and who needs to know what information and when,” the report cited.
Johnson added that the exercises help with communication among the planetary defense community and their governments to ensure a coordinated effort in the event of a future potential impact threat.