Super computers have simulate the effect of the trillion-ton nuclear bomb to destroy collision-Earth asteroids

The U.S. government's Los Alamos National Laboratory, scientists conducted a computer simulation.  In the simulation, they launch a 1 trillion-ton bomb, bombardment of a flying giant asteroid of the Earth, with a powerful explosive power to destroy the asteroid, and thus save the planet.

Los Alamos National Laboratory is located in New Mexico, part of the U.S. Department of Energy. In this laboratory, the scientists used a super computer simulation of a nuclear bomb bombardment of asteroids, in order to understand the effectiveness of this approach. The simulated asteroid is 1650 feet long (about 500 meters), to use nuclear bombs to reach a trillion-ton is about 50 times that of the United States during World War II atomic bombing of Nagasaki, Japan.

Scientists are looking for can be used to destroy asteroids flying to Earth

Scientists are looking for can be used to destroy asteroids flying to Earth

The scientists said that the simulation results show that the nuclear bomb bombardment of asteroids success. Bob - Weaver, Los Alamos National Laboratory scientists recently published a video: "a trillion-ton bomb that could destroy the asteroid. If the earth someday face the threat of asteroid impacts, we can in this way to deal with it. If you have been a similar volume of the asteroid impact, the potential damage will be global. "

500-meter-long asteroid surface

500-meter-long asteroid surface

The research team used super computer using the 32000 processor used in ordinary computer to be able to accurately simulate a nuclear bomb bombard the surface of the asteroid may have the effect ofSimulation results show that when you do not have to use a nuclear bomb to deal with the asteroid impact threat detonated inside the asteroid bombardment of the surface can eliminate this threat. However, the research team also stressed that a nuclear bomb can only be used as a "last resort". In addition, scientists are also studying other ways, including the use of the spacecraft or the gravitational drag to change the asteroid's flight path.

the nuclear bomb bombardment can be used to eliminate the asteroid impact threat

the nuclear bomb bombardment can be used to eliminate the asteroid impact threat

 


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