Asteroid impact 2028: Protecting our planet

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It’s the year 2028, and we’ve been carefully monitoring a worrying situation: an enormous asteroid is en route to strike Earth, although the exact point of impact is not yet clear.

National governments are planning to evacuate millions of people, an undertaking that will cause untold human misery and disruption on a gigantic scale. If the asteroid’s impact zone can be fixed, perhaps such chaos can be avoided.

As precious hours pass, find out how our Planetary Defence Office is able to obtain crucial information on this potential disaster as part of the Agency’s Space Safety and Security activities.

Back to the present day: Find out more about how we are preparing to protect our pale blue dot, its inhabitants and the vital satellite systems on which we have become so dependent.

Space Safety & Security at ESA: www.esa.int/spacesafety
Planetary Defence: www.esa.int/planetarydefence

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9 Comments

  1. In the hypothetical impact scenario presented in the video, the asteroid is forecast to hit in the Pacific not near any inhabited islands. While we're not oceanography experts, we surmised that for this fictional video, a watery impact would be the least threatening.
    There are Tsunami warning systems operated by a number of Asia-Pacific countries, and, knowing in advance where the asteroid would hit would allow these civil warning systems to do their job.

  2. why they create a web site and create a simulation that anyone can participate in thinking how to deal with astroids. no one knows maybe a poor country that doesnt have a technology could have the answer for that problem concerning the danger that about to come.peace

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