Impacts’ effects

Algorithms that model the physical effects of extraterrestrial impacts from the Lunar and Planetary Laboratory of the University of Arizona, headed by Jay Melosh, have been assembled into a handy on-line calculator, with notes on the processes involved.  If you want to find out if you will be fried, buried or blown to smithereens (probably all three if our luck is really out), and the chances of being harmed by alien lumps of rock or ice, you can find the calculator at http://www.lpl.arizona.edu/impacteffects/ .  It is not recommended for estate agents, because, unlike many other disastrous events, impacts can be anticipated anywhere.

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