Question of the Week Podcast

Question of the Week episode

Sun, 7th Jun 2009

Safest Sites for Asteroid Impact

Gaspra Asteroid (c) NASA

Where would be the best place for an asteroid to strike the Earth?  Would deep ocean, land or polar ice cap be the least destructive?  We weigh up the options on this Question of the Week.  Plus, we ask if the Earth leaks water into space.

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  • Where on Earth is the safest place for an asteroid to hit?

    I was wondering what the short and long term difference would be if a significant (i.e. dinosaur killing) meteor/asteroid were to impact Earth in either: 1- land mass 2- deep ocean 3- polar ice cap It would seem that each would have different materials ejected, displaced. ...

 

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