Impact Earth! Lets You Measure Hypothetical Asteroid Impacts

 - Dec 30, 2010
References: blogs.nationalgeographic & treehugger
Have you ever wondered what kind of devastation you could expect if an asteroid the size of a Humpback Whale landed on your front lawn? Don’t worry, you’re not alone.

Scientists from Perdue University and Imperial College just recently released the latest version of their asteroid impact calculator called Impact Earth! -- a program that lets you customize your own asteroids, impact sites, and measuring distances in order to determine the kind of damage that would result. The best part is that you can do it all from the safety of your computer screen.

Based on scientific models, its creators say are so accurate that even NASA or government agencies could make use of the tool. The Impact Earth! asteroid calculator also boasts a sleek, user-friendly and web-based interface that anyone can use and enjoy. On top of that, it’s completely free.