If you’re a Christian, don’t lose sleep before being judged by Jesus when he returns on the 21st of May. If you’ve done enough good, heaven is yours for the taking. If you can’t sleep even after this reassurance, calculate the effects that a meteor strike will have on the Earth. Seriously! Then you can have an apocalyptic dream of the Earth being destroyed (or worse, not being seriously damaged!). At least you can sleep. Heaven or hell is no fun if you go there sleepy as a sloth.
So here it is! Get your own custom-made meteor strike and have fun calculating the catastrophe, drooling over big figures and enticing numbers. Just click here. Thank Jesus for Purdue University; how else would you have so much of fun?
Crash, boom, strike… you’re out!
Here’s how it goes: Go to the site (please have patience! The site takes a minute to load), fill in the parameters of the impact, input your location from the point of impact (basically where you wanna die, or be redeemed) and, voila, there you go! There are even pre-loaded settings to help the catastrophically-challenged or plain inexperienced. After doing extensive research on the software, also known as fiddling around with it for an hour or two, the author has these valuable suggestions to offer for the parameters to be filled in.
Suggestion 1: Small impact (Not much fun!): Throw a bus having a density of 850 kg/m3 (that’s the same as beer, well almost!) at the Earth with a velocity of 60 km/s headlong (i.e. at an angle of 90 degrees; would you have it any other way?). Let it hit sedimentary rock and don’t be too far from the target try 2 km; you wouldn’t want to miss the alcoholic ejecta, would you?
Suggestion 2: Really big impact (Aah! This is the real deal): Take a moon-size projectile having a density of 2520 kg/m3 (dare you change this!) and hurl it at the earth with a speed of 50 km/s at an angle of 60 degrees. Go for an impact on water, of say, 5000 m. Stay back, say 5000 km back, or maybe on another planet. Of course, the Earth will be destroyed and all, but you might also suffer some hearing loss, with the sound of the impact recording 195 on the decibel scale.
Go ahead! Last chance to fiddle around with doom…
In true Techie-Buzz spirit, we encourage you to go ahead and experiment with the numbers. Just don’t miss your chance when you’re called for judgement. We don’t quite know whether heaven (or hell, if you’re lucky you’re gonna find most people there anyway) has internet services or not. We’ll get you the tariff rates as soon as we get to know them…