It has been the subject of many movies and doomsday prophecies. What will happen if a large meteorite (or other large object) had to hit the Earth? I don’t think there is a single person who is not intrigued by this question.

Now you can know exactly what would happen. Purdue University has an impact calculator available online, which simulates the results of meteor strikes.

By inputting the properties of the object, such as its size, speed and direction, you can simulate a vast range of different scenarios.

Did I mention that the site also looks exquisite. The page design is very engaging and the site as a whole is well worth visiting.