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kyuzo
04-13-2004, 07:12 AM
A new link for fun or scientifically accurate LW animated doomsday scenarios...

http://www.lpl.arizona.edu/impacteffects/

retinajoy
04-13-2004, 08:06 AM
This simulation result at the link below is very sobering and may also help people in visualising the destruction when they start modelling and animating.

http://www.space.com/scienceastronomy/solarsystem/asteroid_software_000110.html

He is an interesting exerpt detailing the small blasts:

Quirky blasts

There were several events that were unusually deadly -- a matter of bad luck for 54 million people:

* 136th Millennium: A 200-yard-wide asteroid hits the South China Sea just 300 miles from Hong Kong. A 40-yard-high tsunami sweeps the coast and kills 18 million people.
* 20th Millennium: An asteroid just 70 yards across explodes in the skies 14 miles above London. 10 million are killed in the 80-megaton blast and firestorm.
* 273rd Millennium: A 50-yard-wide comet travelling at an unusually fast 150,000 mph explodes in the atmosphere 25 miles above Mexico City. 14 million are killed by the 110-megaton blast and firestorm.
* 721st Millennium: An almost identical event occurs over Manila, killing 12 million.