Shockwaves! Blasting debris! Firestorms! All of life INSTANTLY VAPORIZED! The earth’s demise isn’t going to be pretty, but the soundtrack is freakin’ AWESOME.
Anselmo la Manna has combined a devastating computer simulation of a massive 310-mile-wide asteroid impacting the Earth with the Pink Floyd song “The Great Gig in the Sky.” The simulation is from the 2005 Discovery Channel miniseries Miracle Planet. (via the Laughing Squid)
YOU MUST SEE THE VIDEO BELOW.
0:12 An asteroid with a diameter of 500 km.
0:47 Destination: The Pacific Ocean.
1:17 The impact peels the 10 km crust off the surface.
1:28 The shockwave travels at hypersonic speeds.
1:53 Debris is blasted across into low Earth orbit,
2:11 and returns to destroy the surface of the Earth.
2:55 The firestorm encircles the Earth,
3:05 vaporizing all life in its way.
3:34 Within one day, the surface of the Earth is uninhabitable.
4:19 The evidence shows that this has happened at least six times in Earth’s history.