Meteorite/Asteroid impacts are more common than is popularly appreciated, but what happens when the meteorite/asteroid hits?
In this video a demonstration with a program created by Purdue University what would happen if Asteroid 2005 YU55 hit the earth.
In this video a demonstration just how close YU55 gets to earth and if it were to hit earth which side of the planet would be in danger
Seeking to better understand the level of death and destruction that would result from a large meteorite striking the Earth, Princeton University researchers have developed a new model that can not only more accurately simulate the seismic fallout of such an impact, but also help reveal new information about the surface and interior of planets based on past collisions.. Read full article Impact study: Princeton model shows fallout of a giant meteorite strike
If you want to try the program itself..
Link – program Impact Earth: www.purdue.edu/IMPACTEARTH
Link – program Eyes On The Solar System: http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/eyes/