It was similar to a war game where generals use computer simulations to determine the eventual winner in a make believe war, but it involved an asteroid.
A group of scientists from space agencies across Europe and in the US were given the scenario that a massive asteroid (named 2021PDC) was 35 million miles away, hurtling through space and destined to hit earth in six months.
Working together with their various technologies, could these space agencies stop this from happening.
They came up with multiple plans including trying to destroy or deflect it away with nuclear missiles.
In the end, they were unable too, and according to the simulation the asteroid slammed into Eastern Europe along the border of Austria, Czech Republic and Germany causing massive destruction. Even though the asteroid was smaller (half a mile wide), it had the destructive power of a nuclear weapon.
The only thing the scientists could have done was to evacuate the area before it hit. The scientists working on the problem stated that six months was simply not enough time to determine a solution.
Well, would 2,000 years be enough time? Because in his vision of the end times written around 90 AD, the Apostle John saw an asteroid the size of a mountain slamming into one of the earth’s oceans causing massive destruction.
8 The second angel sounded his trumpet, and something like a huge mountain, all ablaze, was thrown into the sea. A third of the sea turned into blood, 9 a third of the living creatures in the sea died, and a third of the ships were destroyed. (Revelation 8:8-9 NIV)
Of course, the article also pointed out the bigger problem that it is difficult to track asteroids, particularly if they come in on a trajectory from the sun. It is estimated that space agencies are only aware of a third of the asteroids with the potential to cause massive destruction.
In 2013, scientists were totally unaware of the asteroid that exploded over the city of Chelyabinsk, Russia. The city has a population of 1.3 million people and over 1,400 people were injured by shattering glass. That asteroid was only 20m in diameter.
According to other reports, astronomers were busily tracking another asteroid when the explosion took place.