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Inspired by: scientists/researchers » A meteorite hit earth in a European geographical area

version: 1 / created: 2009-09-11
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Originally submitted by: Yair Sharan
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Scientists/researchers (incl. reports, plans and statements)

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Israeli TV science program on meteorites


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A meteorite hit earth in a European geographical area


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Please describe the Wild Card (approx. 150 words)
An event in which a meteorite hits Europe might occure in the future and will have a huge impact on a great geographical area. Such an event can result in a huge number of casualties and collapse of major urbanic centres. Such events happend in the past( Russia for example) and their impact can be seen on ground. Such events are difficult to forecast with present systems and wont leave enough time for preparations once detected. Simmilar to other natural dissasters ( e.g. earthquakes) they need as early as possible preparation.


natural dissaster, cosmology,meteorite,space research,mass casualties

Type of event

Natural event (e.g. earthquake, tsunami, asteroid)

Type of emergence

please select (if any) describe related trend or situation
A contemporary equivalent of past Wild Cards
(e.g. earthquake, tsunami or, similar to the disintegration of the Soviet Union, the USA breaks up into independent countries sometime between 2025-2050, for example)

Historical parallels

Meteorite hit Russia

Type of systems affected





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Level 4: important for the whole world Such an event can happen everywhere. Its impacts know no borders. Preparations ( e.g. early detection) should be doen worldwide