Will Earth ever be hit by an asteroid? What would happen if Earth was hit by an asteroid? Can we stop an asteroid if know it is heading towards earth?
Once it made impact, it would create a tremendous dust plume that would envelope the entire planet. Furthermore, block out the sun and raise temperatures where the asteroid made impact. Lastly, billions would die, and much of life on the planet would be destroyed.
Unless we or our descendants take action, a large asteroid or comet will sooner or later slam into Earth, causing massive. If not catastrophic — damage. Moreover, in the case of the rock that hit our planet 66 million years ago, an estimated 75 percent of all animal species (including the dinosaurs) were erased.
About NASA Astronaut Tom Jones
Thomas David Jones is a former United States astronaut. He was selected to the astronaut corps in 1990 and completed four Space Shuttle flights before retiring in 2001. In conclusion, Astronaut Tom Jones flew on STS-59 and STS-68 in 1994, STS-80 in 1996, and STS-98 in 2001. His total mission time was 53 days 48 minutes.