Action Plan to Save the Word

By:Maggie W., Katie F., Wyatt H., and Raymond P.

Chapter 1: Meteor Versus Asteroid

There are many differences between an asteroid and a meteor but they both could run into earth someday. The main difference between an asteroid and a meteor is that an asteroid can get bounced towards earth and kill a big population while a meteor turns into something called a shooting star and it is completely harmless. It can also turn into a meteoroid which can hit earth but it is a really small piece and won’t have a big impact on earth. An asteroid orbits the earth while the meteor just flies around space doing nothing. In conclusion, an asteroid is a lot different than a meteor and it would be a bigger risk to earth if an asteroid rams into it.

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Closeup picture of a real asteroid

Chapter 2: Impact on earth

There will be a tremendous impact on earth if an asteroid slams into earth. One effect of an asteroid slamming into the earth is a tsunami. This happens by the asteroid having such a great impact on the earth that it creates a huge crack in the crust of the earth. This in return causes a tsunami as large as 6 miles tall and 89 miles wide and can knock out a huge part of our population if not all of it. Another impact the asteroid could have on earth would be of an explosive force. This explosive force is created when an asteroid comes towards earth but is not powerful enough or big enough to have a huge impact on earth and gets trapped in the atmosphere. Then instead of slamming into earth it creates a blinding flash and a loud bang. Scientists are not sure if this will be two loud or bright and if people will be able to survive it but for now, it is the safest impact on earth we could possibly have.

Chapter 3: Safety Precautions

1.Social scientist Albert Harrison emphasizes the need to ensure the viability of “survival communities” by
determining which criteria will ensure maximum protection. The need to take other measures also exists. This means that to take safety precautions we have to see which solution will work the best to protect the humans and then we can use this to take the precautions we need for the people.

2.Another set of considerations involve:
...finding secure locations, constructing and stocking shelters, ejecting stowaways, and maintaining law, order and morale during ensuring that the people who are entitled to be at the shelter and present are accounted for. All this means is we need to make sure we have secure locations to keep everyone as safe as they can be. They also need to have lots of food and ways to get out in case there is an emergency. This will in return ensure that everybody would have food and shelter and be as safe as they can be at the time.

3.The expansion of an astrosociological approach would emphasize the protection of the human species; and more attempt to ensure the survivability of human societies in order to carry on from the point of impact should the defensive measures fail. This is explaining that if

the scientists have time they can take measures into their own hands they can save the human species and scientists think this is the best safety precaution people can take. This is also for right now the plan if our solutions fail.

Chapter 4: Solutions

Scientists believe that robotic landers could be used to deflect asteroids,either via mounted thrusters or solar flares. We think this solution is the best one because if you try to explode the asteroid so it won't hit earth according to scientists it will explode but later it will come back together and destroy earth. Also, trying to explode it or move it out of earth's way solar powered is very hard and difficult and right now they don't have enough information on this and it will lead to the destruction of earth. This then makes this one of the easier solutions and more likely to get the asteroid away from earth and everyone lives.


Chapter 1: Meteor Versus Asteroid

Chapter 2: Impact on Earth

Chapter 3: Safety Precautions

Chapter 4: Solutions