NASA is preparing for the end of the world with the "end of the world" Rehearsal play this week.
Exercise, which started yesterday, aims to determine what would happen if an asteroid hit the Earth and, as anyone who'd survived to respond to a possible apocalypse.
The script was developed by a division of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory of NASA, along with other agencies to determine how to quickly and effectively respond to the organization of the giant near-Earth & # 39; objects (NEO) colliding with the planet 50 000 km / bodies.
The drill is called a hypothetical asteroid script is very detailed and covers all of the fun when the asteroid was first discovered, its hypothetical orbit size, the width of which is between 100 and 300 meters, and even a potential hit zones around the world.
Using the above information, the team will be tasked to develop a survival plan, which include trying to knock him off course, new lines of research and the best preparation for the post-exposure.
"These exercises have really helped us in the planetary protection of society, to understand that our colleagues on the side of the emergency management should know," NASA's planetary protection officer, said Lindley Johnson.
"This exercise will help us to develop better communication with each other and our governments."
The group held the sky monitoring for more than 20 years of looking for potential threats OSZA, which are defined as any of the & # 39; an object that comes to 50 million kilometers from Earth.
Although the rehearsals just practice, the NEO threat is actually affecting the earth really.
In 2013, a meteorite struck near the Russian city of Chelyabinsk. More than a thousand people were injured when the sonic boom from the cosmic body shook the ground and damaged buildings.
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