Winds and shock waves top list of most deadly effects of asteroid impacts

The prospect of a deadly asteroid impact on the Earth has gripped the public's imagination ever since it was realized that such a thing was possible, but, until now, no one has taken a detailed look at what type of damage one would cause. Using 50,000 simulated Earth-impacting asteroids, scientists from Southampton University have concluded that 60 percent of casualties would be caused by wind blasts and shock waves, while land impacts would be much more dangerous than asteroids that hit the sea... Continue Reading Winds and shock waves top list of most deadly effects of asteroid impacts Category: Science Tags: Asteroid University of Southampton Related Articles: Fossil evidence suggests tiny pterosaurs the size of house cats Mutilated bones tell tale of medieval war on zombies Microsubs' size may be deceiving Venice's water taxis may

Winds and shock waves top list of most deadly effects of asteroid impacts

The prospect of a deadly asteroid impact on the Earth has gripped the public's imagination ever since it was realized that such a thing was possible, but, until now, no one has taken ...

Thu 20 Apr 17 from Gizmag

Death by Asteroid: The Most Likely Ways for a Space Rock to Kill You

If an asteroid strike kills you, it will probably do so with powerful winds and/or shock waves.

Fri 21 Apr 17 from Livescience

Death by Asteroid: The Most Likely Ways for a Space Rock to Kill You , Thu 20 Apr 17 from SPACE.com

A direct hit from a large asteroid wouldn't be pretty - CNET

A major asteroid safely passed us this week. Whew! Had it made impact it could have been just as bad as in a Hollywood movie.

Thu 20 Apr 17 from CNET

Here Are the Ways Large Asteroids Can Kill You, Ranked

Large asteroids definitely present one of the most colorful and chaotic possible apocalypses. Such an impact would cause quite a cinematic conclusion, combining a plague of wind, tsunamis, heat, ...

Thu 20 Apr 17 from Gizmodo

1,000-mph winds, shock waves deadliest effects of asteroid strike

If a big asteroid hit the Earth, ferocious winds of up to 1,000 mph and intense shock waves would kill the most people, says a new study.        

Wed 19 Apr 17 from USA today

Asteroid impact would rupture internal organs finds study

Researchers for the first time ranked the effects from most to least deadly, or how many lives were lost to each effect.

Wed 19 Apr 17 from Daily Mail

Study Highlights Deadliest Effects of Hypothetical Asteroid Strike

Violent winds and shockwaves would account for more than 60 per cent of lives lost if an asteroid were to hit the Earth, according to a new University of Southampton-led study.

Mon 24 Apr 17 from Newswise

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