EXERCISE: 2019 IAA Planetary Defence Conference - Day 5 Scenario

Sean Donelan sean at donelan.com
Wed May 8 01:44:30 UTC 2019

On Tue, 7 May 2019, Nick Hilliard wrote:
> pfft, asteroid impacts and alien mothership crashes are bound to happen in 
> Central Park.  Everyone knows that!

The next Planetary Defence Conference in 2021 will be hosted in Europe. 
That means a major city on the European continent will likely be destroyed 
in the next asteroid exercise :-)

2015 exercise - fictional impact Dhaka, Bangladesh
2017 exercise - no fictional impact Tokyo, Japan (asteroid deflected)
2019 exercise - fictional impact New York City, NY

Which iconic places in Europe to plot the 2021 PDC asteroid path?

Of course, any fictional scenario is more likely to hit an ocean or miss 
the planet. But that makes for a dull exercise.

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