Doomsday Preview: Supercomputer Simulates Asteroid Impacts

If, or perhaps when, an asteroid strikes the Earth, it will likely end up in Davy Jones’ locker.

Our planet’s surface is 70 percent water by area, and an aquatic impact would create a sizable tidal wave that could do some serious damage if it hits a populated area. But apocalyptic visions of the devastation resulting from an asteroid strike may be slightly overblown, say scientists at the Los Alamos National Laboratory.

The team used a supercomputer-assisted model to simulate the outco

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