NASA Secretly Prepared for  Smashing into Earth Scenario

Catastrophic Asteroid

The US Space Agency

On Thursday claimed that it had created a simulation to evaluate the effects of an asteroid striking Earth

NASA Conducted

The simulation at the fourth Planetary Defense Interagency Tabletop Exercise.

Where It Was Joined By

FEMA, the United States Space Command, and other federal state, and local agencies.

The Simulated Exercise Spanned

Over the course of two days and wanted to gauge the United States' ability to respond effectively to an asteroid threat.

The Hypothetical Scenario

Consisted of several U.S. government agency officials discovering a simulated asteroid designated 2022 TTX.

Assigned a Probability of Impacting

Earth in six months' time, 2022 TTX was also large enough to cause substantial damage in the North Carolina region.

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