Here's What It'd Look Like If An Asteroid Hit The Earth Today

Nowhere to run.

Imagine looking up at the sky to see a massive asteroid, coming straight for planet Earth. 

You probably wouldn't have time to process all that's about to happen in-between your screams of terror, which is why The Discovery Channel is going to break it down for you. 

Scroll down for the video "Large Asteroid Impact Simulation," where we get to see all the graphic, intense stages of impact — set to the haunting music of Pink Floyd, of course.  

But first, enjoy these GIFs with captions from the YouTube video description.


"An asteroid with a diameter of 500 km [310 miles]."

"Destination: the Pacific Ocean."

"The impact peels the 10 km [6 miles] crust off the surface. The shockwave travels at hypersonic speeds."

"Debris is blasted across into low Earth orbit..."

"... and returns to destroy the surface of the Earth."

Watch the video to see the shocking finale. Ahhhhhhhh!

Oh, and by the way, this has happened "SIX times in Earth's history." Are we due for another????

Apocalypse, now, anyone? 

(H/T: BoredomBash)

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