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Impact Events

  • Stephen Webb
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Part of the Science and Fiction book series (SCIFICT)

Abstract

Dinosaurs died out because of a cosmic collision: an asteroid hit Earth and caused havoc. Could a similar fate be in store for humanity? Could death come from the skies? H.G. Wells considered the possibility more than a century ago. We now know this particular scenario is unlikely, but other equally destructive events are almost certain to happen. The question is: when? And: what can we do about it?

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Stephen Webb
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  1. 1.DCQE University of PortsmouthLee-on-the-SolentUK

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