Asteroid hit will be catastrophic for India, a report says

Discussion in 'Indian Navy' started by Parthy, Jul 1, 2011.

  1. Parthy

    Parthy Air Warrior Senior Member

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2010
    Messages:
    1,313
    Likes Received:
    145
    If an asteroid hits India, the country will face a catastrophic loss of life and it would be almost impossible for it to recover from the crippling blow, British scientists have warned.

    India is among the ten countries "most at risk" in the event of an asteroid strike in a list compiled for the first time by researchers.

    Apart from India, the other nine countries are China, Indonesia, Japan, the US, the Philippines, Italy, Britain, Brazil and Nigeria.

    The researchers from the University of Southampton have identified the countries which will suffer catastrophic loss of life or be so crippled it will be almost impossible for them to recover, the Daily Mail reported.

    The list has been compiled by the researchers using software called NEOimpactor, short for NASA's 'NEO' or Near Earth Object programme.

    The threat of Earth being hit by an asteroid is increasingly being accepted as the single greatest natural disaster hazard faced by humanity, said Nick Bailey who developed the NEOimpactor software.

    Developed countries make up the majority of those on the list, but India and China are there too because of the sheer number of people who would die.

    Looking at population loss, the US, China, Indonesia, India and Japan are most in danger.

    Those countries which face massive devastation to their infrastructure are Canada, the US, China, Japan and Sweden.

    The threat of asteroids was illustrated on Monday when a rock as large as a small house soared within 7,500 miles of Earth.

    Red-faced astronomers only discovered it a few days before and until then they thought it was a piece of space junk.

    "Our results highlight those countries that face the greatest risk from this most global of natural hazards and thus indicate which nations need to be involved in mitigating the threat," Bailey was quoted as saying.

    According to DailyGalaxy website it will take an asteroid bigger than 19 kms in diameter to destroy all plant and animal life.

    Such an asteroid is thought to have been responsible for the extinction of the dinosaurs 65 million years ago -- a rock up to 16 kms in diameter hit Earth at 25,000 an hour with a force of 100 megatons, the equivalent of one Hiroshima bomb for everyone on the planet.


    Asteroid hit will be catastrophic for India, a report says - Brahmand.com
     
  2.  
  3. Parthy

    Parthy Air Warrior Senior Member

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2010
    Messages:
    1,313
    Likes Received:
    145
    ^^^ I'll shift my home to some AFRICAN nation... :D
     
  4. Yusuf

    Yusuf GUARDIAN Administrator

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2009
    Messages:
    24,274
    Likes Received:
    11,282
    Location:
    BANGalore
    Try Libya.!!!!!!!!
     
  5. debasree

    debasree Regular Member

    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2011
    Messages:
    811
    Likes Received:
    82
    Location:
    Calcutta, India, India
    why dont under the himalaya.
     
  6. Parthy

    Parthy Air Warrior Senior Member

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2010
    Messages:
    1,313
    Likes Received:
    145
    Will you buy me a land there?? :becky:
     
  7. ace009

    ace009 Freakin' Fighter fan Elite Member

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2010
    Messages:
    1,662
    Likes Received:
    513
    Location:
    New England, USA
  8. LETHALFORCE

    LETHALFORCE Moderator Moderator

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2009
    Messages:
    20,543
    Likes Received:
    6,545
    Looks like they want funding for some new space based program??
     
  9. sandeepdg

    sandeepdg Senior Member Senior Member

    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2009
    Messages:
    2,333
    Likes Received:
    216
    Location:
    Gurgaon/Noida
    If such a thing really happens, the effects will be global and not localized to some regions, with massive loss of life, though the losses will be devastating on the above mentioned countries, including India.
     
  10. pankaj nema

    pankaj nema Senior Member Senior Member

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2009
    Messages:
    3,453
    Likes Received:
    1,409
    Such a thing ie asteroid hitting the earth will be catastrophic for every country that is hit not just India

    And the dust clouds that will rise will block sunlight and affect the entire world .

    So the global weather , rainfall everything changes .Ice age will return

    The energy released will be equivalent to several thousand Nuclear weapons so that particular country which is hit is finished
     
  11. JBH22

    JBH22 Senior Member Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2010
    Messages:
    3,620
    Likes Received:
    2,389
    This will be Pakistan dream coming true..
     
    Last edited: Jul 1, 2011
    Kunal Biswas likes this.
  12. Kunal Biswas

    Kunal Biswas Member of the Year 2011 Moderator

    Joined:
    May 26, 2010
    Messages:
    27,584
    Likes Received:
    28,383
    Location:
    BHARAT, INDIA, HINDUSTHAN
    I live near the sea, What should i do, make a submarine ? :D
     
  13. sandeepdg

    sandeepdg Senior Member Senior Member

    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2009
    Messages:
    2,333
    Likes Received:
    216
    Location:
    Gurgaon/Noida
    Dude, Pakistan too will become extinct if India is affected ! So we take them down with us, hell the whole damn world will be affected in a devastating manner.
     
  14. sandeepdg

    sandeepdg Senior Member Senior Member

    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2009
    Messages:
    2,333
    Likes Received:
    216
    Location:
    Gurgaon/Noida
    Think about the consequences if such an asteroid makes its first contact with an ocean ! :)
     
  15. Virendra

    Virendra Moderator Moderator

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2010
    Messages:
    4,674
    Likes Received:
    2,923
    Location:
    Delhi, India, India
    I don't want to think about it :fear:

    :becky:

    Regards,
    Virendra
     
  16. LETHALFORCE

    LETHALFORCE Moderator Moderator

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2009
    Messages:
    20,543
    Likes Received:
    6,545
    This is silly to single out countries the world will be gone, if the impact is bad enough it will knock the earth of it's orbit and send it into the sun or out of the solar system??
     
  17. ace009

    ace009 Freakin' Fighter fan Elite Member

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2010
    Messages:
    1,662
    Likes Received:
    513
    Location:
    New England, USA
    NO - a "small" asteroid hit (the size of a bus to a house) will destroy a small region of the world. A "large" one (the size of a hill to a mountain) will destroy all life as we know (mass extinction)- will take a few hundred thousand years to get life (new kinds) back on track. To knock the planet out of it's path and hurl it into the sun requires another planet-size (or moon size) hit on earth.

    http://www.oecdobserver.org/news/fu...:_Asteroids_and_other_near-Earth_objects.html
     
    Last edited: Jul 1, 2011
    LETHALFORCE likes this.
  18. LETHALFORCE

    LETHALFORCE Moderator Moderator

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2009
    Messages:
    20,543
    Likes Received:
    6,545
    True it all depends on the size of the object,in the past a planet size object did collide with the Earth creating our moon. But we still stayed in orbit but maybe it changed??
     
  19. Godless-Kafir

    Godless-Kafir DFI Buddha Senior Member

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2010
    Messages:
    5,829
    Likes Received:
    1,799
    An asteroid just 19kms in dia can end life on this planet? That sounds impossible, unless the asteroid has some explosive material how on earth can rock do so much damage? By the time it enters our atmosphere it will burn out and also because of the friction in the atmosphere it will slow down and even if it did survive it cant do much damage. This is bull shit.

    Moreover i will head up hill to ooty and start a cockroach farm, which supplies delicious cockroach noodle soup.
     
    Last edited: Jul 1, 2011
  20. ace009

    ace009 Freakin' Fighter fan Elite Member

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2010
    Messages:
    1,662
    Likes Received:
    513
    Location:
    New England, USA
    Hmm - let's see - Asteroids are made up of three kinds mostly ice, mostly rock (granite) or mostly metal. The ice kind will burn out in the atmosphere, the other two kind will NOT burn out. Now consider this, a metal asteroid (say Ni-Iron) of 19 kms, weighs 2.830E+10 tonnes, has Melt Energy 8.6 gigatons, Vapourization Energy 51.3 gigatons (equivalent to vapourization of that many tonnes of water, equivalent to ~1% of the world's ocean - guess how much cloud that makes and what will be the size of the Tsunami), Cratering Energy 32.4 megatons which is equivalent to >15,000 Bombs the size dropped on Nagasaki.
    So, worldwide mass extinction - easy!
    If the blast does not kill you then the tsunami will, if the Tsunami does not kill you, then the floods will. If the flood does not kill you, then the climate change will. Failing all else, the mass extinction of all crop plants (more vulnerable due to monocultures) and domestic animals WILL kill you.
    Unless you survive as a cockroach (like "the fly").
     
    Last edited: Jul 1, 2011
    Sridhar likes this.
  21. utubekhiladi

    utubekhiladi The Preacher Elite Member

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2010
    Messages:
    3,021
    Likes Received:
    1,423
    Location:
    TX, USA
    or in other words, an extraterrestrial object which is only 1/2 mile in radius is more than enough to send the whole world for one hell of a roller-coaster ride. no matter where it hits on earth.
     

Share This Page