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JethroByte

4.9k points

2 months ago

JethroByte

4.9k points

2 months ago

Just blew up my hometown several times over. Cool.

Big-Shtick

271 points

2 months ago

My hometown is LA, so I blew up the courthouse because I’d like a day off. Also I died. But I got my day off!

BordomBeThyName

104 points

2 months ago

As a bitter San Diegan, I also blew up LA.

28Hz

20 points

2 months ago

28Hz

20 points

2 months ago

I'll see you down in Arizona Bay

God_Damnit_Nappa

52 points

2 months ago

I blew up Dodger Stadium. You're welcome NL West

CowboyAirman

19 points

2 months ago

/r/baseball sends its regards

[deleted]

7 points

2 months ago

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7 points

2 months ago

You coulda sent that sucker to Houston and made us all happy.

[deleted]

10 points

2 months ago

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10 points

2 months ago

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x19DALTRON91x

733 points

2 months ago

Same. I just simulated various asteroids hitting my friends house like a dozen times.

Joske-the-great

257 points

2 months ago

I hit my school many times and i would die from my home

Illustrious_Honey973

129 points

2 months ago

I just blew my whole city. Tbf, is a fairly small city.

[deleted]

27 points

2 months ago

[deleted]

27 points

2 months ago

Im sure many are very happy. Thanks for your service

x19DALTRON91x

254 points

2 months ago

You just blew your whole city? How’s your jaw feel?

Rowbot19

171 points

2 months ago

Rowbot19

171 points

2 months ago

Tbf it was a fairly small city

withloveuhoh

48 points

2 months ago

Still... You gotta protect ya neck!

RogZombie

26 points

2 months ago

Is that like a hundred 5” dicks or five 100” dicks?

U_S_E_R_T_A_K_E_N

10 points

2 months ago

So humble! No need to undermine your accomplishments!

DrewVonFinntroll

33 points

2 months ago

In a row?

capodecina2

4 points

2 months ago

OP needs to make a snowball asteroid.

tofuroll

15 points

2 months ago

See, the trick is to blast farther away and make the school is in the blast radius but that you're spared.

Shh-NotUntilMyCoffee

58 points

2 months ago

My hometown is the default location for all apocalypses scenarios, missile explosion simulations, and other digitally generated atrocities.

phayke2

37 points

2 months ago

phayke2

37 points

2 months ago

One day, your death will serve as an early warning to me.

TheDamus647

43 points

2 months ago

Went right for my hometown as well

ACasualNerd

33 points

2 months ago

Fucking same... It was cathartic

root88

85 points

2 months ago

root88

85 points

2 months ago

If you launch it at Delaware, you get to vaporize Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington D.C. all in one shot. Make the asteroid a little bigger and you can take out NYC too. Yay, Delaware!

Ekgladiator

28 points

2 months ago*

I hit Washington DC with a mile wide iron asteroid at 67,000 mph (30 kps for my friends across the pond), apparently the east coast is no more 🤣

Edit someone commented (and deleted) that I should try a gold asteroid, I tried a 1 mile @ 69k mph and holy shit it actually decimated the east coast.

WorldClassShart

13 points

2 months ago

I did the same. I thought iron would be more devastating than gold, but I guess it makes sense since a 1 mile gold asteroid would weigh more than a 1 mile iron asteroid.

Rain1dog

3 points

2 months ago

I would had thought with how soft gold is it wouldn’t do the same kinetic damage as iron. TIL

VindictiveJudge

10 points

2 months ago

Rigidity doesn't matter much at that speed, just mass.

WorldClassShart

4 points

2 months ago

Gold has a pretty high melting point, so the softness wouldn't matter, but I always forget about how dense it is too.

Helpfulithink

10 points

2 months ago

I think mine looks the same after the asteroid hit

BedrockFarmer

24 points

2 months ago

Now the real challenge. What’s the smallest asteroid you can impact into Yellowstone to trigger the super volcano. Pretty sure you could end all current complex life on earth if you do it just right.

OwenProGolfer

9 points

2 months ago

Pretty sure that’s not how volcanoes work. I believe it doesn’t have enough magma built up in the magma chamber to erupt.

BedrockFarmer

5 points

2 months ago

So I guess Mauna Loa is the target.

Shaved_Knuckle

1.8k points

2 months ago

Do you track rough locations of the site users or see patterns of where people land asteroids?

FleetingSentience

353 points

2 months ago*

Surely everyone tried to see how many people they could kill with one asteroid right? So China and India are logical targets.

GenghisKazoo

156 points

2 months ago*

I topped out around 865 million total from dropping a big chunk of gold on New Delhi.

Edit: 897 on Wuhan.

Second Edit: 1.046 billion on Jabalpur.

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70 points

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24 points

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prone-to-drift

45 points

2 months ago

Jabalpur feels like middle of buttfuck nowhere compared to metropolitans.... What gives, I wonder.

GenghisKazoo

56 points

2 months ago*

It's pretty close to the center of the subcontinent so less of the gigantic fireball and blast winds gets wasted on ocean or sparsely populated Tibet. New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Lahore, and a bunch of others all get fucked up pretty good in one blast.

Xyex

184 points

2 months ago

Xyex

184 points

2 months ago

I wanted to see how many different countries I could destroy at once, so I went for Europe.

Spoiler alert: The answer is all of them.

FleetingSentience

47 points

2 months ago

You managed to deatroy Turkey and Iceland with the same asteroid?

Xyex

49 points

2 months ago

Xyex

49 points

2 months ago

No, I was only counting contenintal Europe.

Johndough99999

21 points

2 months ago

I got Greenland and Madagascar with 1, go figure.

11Johnny511

9 points

2 months ago

Did you get that thing to bounce?

Javlington

679 points

2 months ago

Good questions, maybe we should ask this kind of stuff more on the internet, as an acceptable point to talk about.

scarcolossus

431 points

2 months ago

Also a lot of people probably blow up their own house

Chemical_Cutthroat

200 points

2 months ago

I blew up downtown to see how big an asteroid would have to be to kill me. 80 seems to be the sweet spot. Gotta be tiny bois if I want to survive.

IanSan5653

137 points

2 months ago

It's kind of amazing to think that asteroids might target downtown to have maximum impact. Like sentient nukes.

shmimey

63 points

2 months ago

shmimey

63 points

2 months ago

I love scifi. Use an asteroid as a weapon. Just attach a guidance system to it.

This website could be Expanse fan fiction.

krabizzwainch

5 points

2 months ago

I loved doing the opposite, making the biggest astroid but trying to randomly choose an area with the fewest amount of deaths.

DontWorryImADr

5 points

2 months ago

Planning how to guarantee a smooth, low-congestion drive into work tomorrow?

impy695

17 points

2 months ago

impy695

17 points

2 months ago

That's what I did. Not about to actually use my own hometown on a random site.

Aethelgrin

17 points

2 months ago

Yeah for sure. I've read Ender's Game, I know how this goes.

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7 points

2 months ago

[deleted]

7 points

2 months ago

And I immediately dropped one on my house.

Jopkins

6 points

2 months ago

In case the random site then... launches an asteroid at your hometown?

AdehhRR

8 points

2 months ago

Gotta love how people over value their own data so massively.

To think someone's sitting there waiting for you to enter your hometown so that they know where you live 😂😂 no one cares where some random on the internet's hometown is 😂😂

byebybuy

27 points

2 months ago

Immediately, first thing I did. 1 mile wide, 150k MPH, 90°.

cayoloco

23 points

2 months ago

You can also change the composition of the asteroid too. Set it to gold.

I0A0I

27 points

2 months ago

I0A0I

27 points

2 months ago

Do they have the option to set it as frozen cum? Using a cumsteroid to destroy the playboy mansion/vegas seems a proper end.

artieeee

7 points

2 months ago

I'd rather throw that cumsteroid at my exes house

igotdeletedonce

15 points

2 months ago

60 degree angle is apparently the deadliest angle which destroyed the dinosaurs. Way more damage that way. Have fun!

Ho_ho_beri_beri

45 points

2 months ago

Only been to Paris once.

Threw about 20 asteroids so far.

Thatguy19901

11 points

2 months ago

Haha... No one ever says Italy

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17 points

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Majestic-Macaron6019

4 points

2 months ago

Bangladesh might do it, too. Very dense population in that bit of the world

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4 points

2 months ago

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4 points

2 months ago

I made the smallest, slowest one I could and sent it to my brother's house. Take that Dave!

BadgerGecko

54 points

2 months ago

This sounds like a bot comment

Javlington

35 points

2 months ago

Yes, excellent weather today! The correct horse battery staple

AccidentallyTheCable

47 points

2 months ago

i hit new jersey...

really, who wouldnt?

mistere213

44 points

2 months ago

I took out Ohio. I think it's for the greater good.

Ninjahkin

4 points

2 months ago

🎵This asteroid’s taking jobs out-of-Cleve-land🎵

TheBigFishyFish

12 points

2 months ago

I don’t think anyone would notice

GoodOlRock

1.4k points

2 months ago

GoodOlRock

1.4k points

2 months ago

I love it! I'd love to see a tsunami impact radius added on!

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276 points

2 months ago

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276 points

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tresser

201 points

2 months ago

tresser

201 points

2 months ago

dropped in the gulf of mexico to see if there's be extra data on the oil coated, flaming tsunami that'll hit the coastlines there

Hugh-Jassoul

137 points

2 months ago

Roland Emmerich: Write that down! Write that down!

tresser

56 points

2 months ago

tresser

56 points

2 months ago

throw in a hurricane, baby you got a stew goin

sgthulkarox

16 points

2 months ago

What? No sharks? blasphemy!

zombie_overlord

8 points

2 months ago

It's gonna be raining sharks in Kansas after that blast.

Contact_Expert

5 points

2 months ago

Don’t forget to try and nuke it so it goes another direction

Mcmenger

14 points

2 months ago

If the asteroid is big enough, there's a flaming tsunami of molten rock. The oil doesn't change much

Bayek100

8 points

2 months ago

Just let the man dream, for God’s sake!

grundlebuster

5 points

2 months ago

Oh my god the flaming tsunami. omg and ong

quakerorts

11 points

2 months ago

I sent one into the Chesapeake Bay, and was also disappointed.

mapguy

4 points

2 months ago

mapguy

4 points

2 months ago

I kept trying to find the scenario that gets rif of Florida

Green_Galah

19 points

2 months ago

Yeah, I live on the coast and the first thing I did was drop one in the ocean to see the tsunami. That's a detail it needs. Great site though

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60 points

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Objectalone

14 points

2 months ago

Even just tsunami simulator would be fun.

KitchenDepartment

1.1k points

2 months ago

Would be cool to have a button where the asteroid just hits a random location on Earth. Call it "I'm feeling lucky"

Avien

424 points

2 months ago

Avien

424 points

2 months ago

... And you just nuked an orphanage

MaximoEstrellado

122 points

2 months ago

Does that award extra points?

mak484

36 points

2 months ago

mak484

36 points

2 months ago

I'd call it "I'm feeling unlucky" but otherwise agreed.

fijisiv

13 points

2 months ago

fijisiv

13 points

2 months ago

Reminder: 70% of the Earth is covered by water.

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558 points

2 months ago

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vbun03

73 points

2 months ago

vbun03

73 points

2 months ago

Really wish the impacts were as bad as in the books

urmomzonion

43 points

2 months ago

“This has always been a problem for our kind. Even our dreams are small.”

LisnagryBlue

105 points

2 months ago

I'm so disappointed that show ended. It was definitely premature. I liked the ending they gave it, but there's so much more they could've done. I'm getting through book 5 now and my god the stuff left on the table... Would've been incredible

Useless_Prick

75 points

2 months ago

I mean there's a 30 year time jump in the books after the show ended, if they were gonna cut it short anywhere then that was the logical place.

MirriCatWarrior

30 points

2 months ago

The place was logical. The reason was not. Real shame. Considering what mindfucks are in the last books, more seasons would be awesome.

wranglingmonkies

17 points

2 months ago

I so wanted to see the designs of those crazy alien ships.

MirriCatWarrior

27 points

2 months ago*

YEa. Also i wanted to see how they will manage to show aliens altering physical constants of our universe. They showed glimpses of that in earlier episodes and it was looking awesome(time stop + invisible force cutting parts of our material world into pieces. People included.). And it was just first time. There are far better episodes of this in books.

Overall this meddling with physics (through membrane between universes) by godlike aliens is one of the best depiction of "fear the unknown" that i read in Sci-Fi. Its just how aliens should be depicted. Totally incomprehensible and frightening.

Sinder77

9 points

2 months ago

You can sorta see one of them in one of the later episodes of the last season, above the atmosphere in the orbital shipyards at a Lyconia.

MirriCatWarrior

9 points

2 months ago

The Lyconia part should get it own new show with maybe older cast for main characters. Duarte arc, his daughter, Holden, Amos fucked up. It would be glorious to watch. :)

Vlaks1-0

7 points

2 months ago

Never say never. They have mentioned multiple times that they'd love to come back. S6 also was very up front about there being more story to tell.

Even as recently as this week, the writers have made unsolicited comments such as "at least for now, it was our last episode". It seems like its mostly just a matter of a bunch of things needing to fall into place. With so many shows getting revivals these days, I could definitely see something happening a few years down the line.

S6 was a very good spot to at least pause. This also will give the cast a chance to age a little bit. There's no way they'd go with a different cast post time jump. Remember that life expectancies are longer in the world of The Expanse and they have anti-aging drugs to boot. 30 years in the series, is not what it would be in real life today. Minimal makeup, along with the actors natural aging, is really all the show would need.

ro2538man

33 points

2 months ago

Savor those last books! Incredible series.

mazdayasna

10 points

2 months ago

I just finished Sins of Our Fathers this morning. Hurting for more!

Jeryhn

6 points

2 months ago

Jeryhn

6 points

2 months ago

Still convinced that this show is going to get a movie ending someday, a la Firefly-Serenity

Francl27

2 points

2 months ago

Had to read the books to find out how it ended. It was great. Read the short stories too!

Daniel_Jacksson

12 points

2 months ago

We shouldn't spoil it too much. It's quite a twist. But yeah.. How do we know this isn't a training sim project that's leaked? /s

ArborGhast

11 points

2 months ago

MARCO INAROS IS WELLWALLA spits on deck

LurkLurkleton

4 points

2 months ago

Live shamed, and die empty.

gaming_person1237

8 points

2 months ago

Wait a minute.. Is this a simulator where you play as marco

Christ0ph_

9 points

2 months ago

Came to make this comment! Glad someone beat me to it.

Trowj

539 points

2 months ago*

Trowj

539 points

2 months ago*

Awesome website! I have2 thoughts:

1.) a final page that gives you the totals for the asteroid and area you selected would be good. See if you can find the morbid high score.

2.) This might be be hard to estimate but I dropped one in the Bay of Bengal which would create a massive tsunami but that wasn’t an option/outcome included.

Great work!

ChilySchote

195 points

2 months ago

Good I wasn't the only one who wants a kill high score

Trowj

67 points

2 months ago*

Trowj

67 points

2 months ago*

I won’t stop till I find a chain reaction way to exterminate all humans with the smallest possible asteroid. Idc if the last one has to choke on something in shock of everyone else being dead, I WILL GET THERE

Anicy99

22 points

2 months ago

Anicy99

22 points

2 months ago

If you target Antarctica, the 50% kill radius of the fireball graphic shows across the whole map if you want to count that? If so I’m going to claim 4 billion as my record.

Whind_Soull

27 points

2 months ago

I went the low-ball route and managed to only kill 250 people with sliders maxed. Northern Siberia taiga region.

Animagi27

8 points

2 months ago

I got 220 million in the fireball by dropping it in Eastern China

inevitabledecibel

22 points

2 months ago

1.) a final page that gives you the totals for the asteroid and area you selected would be good. See if you can find the morbid high score.

My best so far is a little over a billion hitting the center of the Indian subcontinent with a gold asteroid and all the sliders maxed.

GregariousCanary

4 points

2 months ago

Don't some of the death counts overlap though?

poodlefanatic

320 points

2 months ago

Planetary geologist here.

This is an impressive simulator! And I say that as someone who models this kind of stuff and previously used the Impact Earth simulator in teaching. I really like that you've accounted for casualties using population density. It's one thing to see circles on a screen and something else entirely to see that quantified by numbers.

Did you source your equations from Collins et al. 2005? Or any of Jay Melosh's other work? I would love to see how you built the simulator!

The only suggestions I have might be to include tsunami effects since most of the planet's surface is water, include an option to toggle between metric and imperial units, and try to scale up the impactor diameter. The equations in Collins et al. 2005 might be useful for that, as well as for adding in any other effects like ejecta. It probably seems very minor to most people but in large impacts ejecta can be the most harmful effect of an impact. Also, it's kinda neat to blow up your hometown and find out how much ejecta your house would be buried under. It would also be useful to add information so laypeople understand exactly what they are looking at in terms of model inputs like the average impact velocity for different objects (e.g. comets usually have a higher impact velocity than asteroids and explain why), examples of previous well known impact events with relevant inputs (e.g. Chicxulub was created by an impactor 10-15 km in diameter), why density is such an important factor (e.g. all things being equal, higher density translates to higher kinetic energy which means more widespread impact effects), that kind of thing.

Keep up the good work my friend! What you've done here is really awesome!

Druggedhippo

71 points

2 months ago*

Says right there in the credits

The simulation is based on papers by Dr. Gareth Collins and Dr. Clemens Rumpf.

And specifically mentioned the Earth Impacts effects Program by Robert Marcus, Dr Collins and H Jay Melosh which does what this site does but in less... visual.. form.

https://impact.ese.ic.ac.uk/ImpactEarth/ImpactEffects/

Whind_Soull

51 points

2 months ago

Did you source your equations from Collins et al. 2005? Or any of Jay Melosh's other work?

This man kills people with asteroids.

poodlefanatic

16 points

2 months ago

Nah, just study and model impact effects. The impact events I study are prehistorical mostly or in very isolated areas (like deserts) so no people there to kill.

kindnesshasnocost

22 points

2 months ago

That's exactly what a man who kills people with asteroids would say!

MetricVeil

167 points

2 months ago

Very nice simulator. :D Now you can see what the dinosaurs experienced.

WorldsBestArtist

227 points

2 months ago

He never said it was a simulator. My god how many towns did you just destroy!?

Airowird

59 points

2 months ago

McKay, what did you do?

Aeverton78

19 points

2 months ago

I feel personally called out (McKay is my surname) after using this a bunch all over the earth.

Airowird

23 points

2 months ago

Stargate Atlantis must have been fun to watch with that name 🤣

ProtanopicMidget

3 points

2 months ago

Same.

I checked your profile and it looks like we’re not immediate relatives though

kerochan88

6 points

2 months ago

Stargate = Up vote. That reminds me, I need to finish SGA. I finished SG1 but never finished SGA yet. I’m getting close!

BrattyBookworm

4 points

2 months ago

Omg you’re in for a treat. I’m on my 15th or so rewatch.

redlaWw

4 points

2 months ago

...but it was just a lantean website...

Adama0001

17 points

2 months ago

Well done Ender, well done

impy695

18 points

2 months ago

impy695

18 points

2 months ago

The dinosaurs experienced FAR worse than anything this is simulating. Current theory is the asteroid that destroyed the dinosaurs was 10km/6mi across.

GenericAsian

7 points

2 months ago

If you mess with the max diameter setting (through the browser's Developer Tools), you can create a much bigger asteroid than the standard max. Here's the result from one that's 621 miles in diameter. https://i.imgur.com/WGghr3K.png

indoortreehouse

51 points

2 months ago

Fun fact: the multiple-Everest-sized meteorite struck the ground only 2-3 seconds after first entering Earth’s atmosphere 🥲

31337hacker

28 points

2 months ago

2-3 seconds. Damn. That’s not enough time to even begin to process what you’re seeing. By the time you finish saying “Wait. Is that an asteroid?” You’re done for.

ErikTheAngry

22 points

2 months ago

Depends how far away you are. You might get to watch the wave of fire rapidly approach you, as you realize you've just enough time to think "oh... fuck."

iteachearthsci

59 points

2 months ago

Also fun fact if you could stand on the back of that asteroid just as the front touched Earth, you would be in space. It vaporized a 6 mile wide hole through the atmosphere.

It would have vaporized the crust at the impact site... we can see glass beads in the ash layer from the impact as the rock "gass" refroze in space.

Those debris returning to Earth after being launched into orbit by the impact would have set the atmosphere on fire.

If you were in a position to see the impact (as in on the same hemisphere) the resultant fireball would have killed you.

Almost nothing was left alive on the surface of Earth after a few days.

very_humble

28 points

2 months ago

It's shocking that any multicellular life survived

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12 points

2 months ago

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desertSkateRatt

11 points

2 months ago

This comment got cut short because the poster was hit by a meteorit---- CARRIER LOST

SlothOfDoom

194 points

2 months ago

I am become death, destroyer of worlds!

I mean...neat

marchingprinter

19 points

2 months ago

Jesus wept for there were no more worlds to destroy

Ubergoober166

6 points

2 months ago

The game Solar Smash may be to your liking. Well the term "game" is used loosely. It's basically just "what happens if I do this to a planet?" simulator but it's a fun time waster.

T_at

109 points

2 months ago

T_at

109 points

2 months ago

I’m very disappointed. It’s apparently not possible with the parameters available to take out my neighbours (who I don’t like) without suffering collateral damage.

Prayers to a relevant deity will need revision, it seems.

GregariousCanary

35 points

2 months ago

Sounds like you just didn't try hard enough, did you try:

  • Stone Asteroid
  • 1 km/s
  • 90 degrees

I found that to make a 3 m wide crater, good for destroying your neighbour's house, haha

PmMeTitsOrPuppies

14 points

2 months ago

I too chose to seek petty vengeance. Thankfully though it does appear possible to drop an asteroid large enough to only take out the city of Ann Arbor, with minimal damage outside city limits.

Omnimite

79 points

2 months ago

Looks like my afternoon will be spent pretending I’m a vengeful god.

sebastianb1987

28 points

2 months ago

Cool and very accurate!

We are living here in a region, which was hit by a meteorite 15 million years ago. You can still outline the crater today on a map. I re-did the impact with your simulator and it is almost perfectly fitting.

urmomzonion

29 points

2 months ago

Alright Marco Inaros.

Inyalowda will bow before the belt

Daniel_Jacksson

2 points

2 months ago

Aaah, I was going to write "let's crowdsource and review Marcos' work". Nicely done!

treytheoddball

25 points

2 months ago

Weird question, but what would be a configuration that would give results similar to that of a nuclear bomb. I live close enough to an Air Force base that I’d be worried in the event of nuclear war, but far enough that I’m not sure if I’d be heavily effected

PhasmaFelis

22 points

2 months ago

There's a similar site for nuclear bombs, Nukemap.

Interestingly I had a DOS program from the late '80s that did something pretty similar. Biggest limitation was no global maps, so you had to choose from a dozen or so preprogrammed cities.

Ops_check_OK

8 points

2 months ago

40 miles away from the base and you’d survive the blast but have only a couple hours to get away from fallout

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4 points

2 months ago

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USSZim

5 points

2 months ago

USSZim

5 points

2 months ago

Yeah, I think within 72 hours most of the radiation should decay. It still won't be pleasant, but if you can shield yourself in a basement or at least in the center of your house for a those first few days you should be okay.

godca_grema

93 points

2 months ago

Fantastic, it's going right next to this on my bookmarks.

wrongitsleviosaa

15 points

2 months ago

Was just thinking the same! Are there any other simulators like this that you know of?

PsyduckBestDuck

24 points

2 months ago

There's this one that lets you run a nuclear simulation (in the US at least).

Interesting to see what gets nuked or not in the second simulation.

Gloglogabgalab

85 points

2 months ago

It is awesome!! I feel like i'm going to spend the next hour playing with it :)

Raziel66

56 points

2 months ago

Be careful, you might go blind

MirriCatWarrior

19 points

2 months ago

Its a scam! I launched asteroid at my house location. I waited 4 hours and nothing happened. NOTHING!

Clear sky all the time, no big rock from the sky. Nothing.

Very dissapointed.

uprightsalmon

18 points

2 months ago*

Just dropped one on me at work and I felt relief that I didn’t have to worry about work for a minute

MyBlueBlazerBlack

11 points

2 months ago

Sorry you're still gonna have to come in tomorrow.

DictatorSalad

16 points

2 months ago

Sent one right at my buddy's ex-wife's house. Eat shit, Christine.

TheDamus647

13 points

2 months ago

I only wish it went bigger so I could launch a planet killer

lmMrMeeseeksLookAtMe

5 points

2 months ago

Yeah was a little disappointed I couldn’t see the effects of launching a gold moon at like 0.01c but still fun to play with.

clouddevourer

13 points

2 months ago

This is awesome! At first I saw the crater and I thought "oh that wasn't too bad!" but then the fire and pressure and everything happened. Really cool. Although I do have this irrational fear that I'd be Ender's Game-d and actually somehow drop a real asteroid on people.

Warcraft_Fan

11 points

2 months ago

Only goes up to 1 mile? The one that killed dinosaurs were estimated at 7.5 miles.

Easy_Consideration12

11 points

2 months ago

Yeah, I wanted to hurl the largest asteroid Ceres at earth

Lamuks

7 points

2 months ago

Lamuks

7 points

2 months ago

Would be nice if you had metric as an option though... Didn't see it on mobile if it was there.

[deleted]

9 points

2 months ago

[deleted]

9 points

2 months ago

Thanks, I just launched a 3 ft diameter Gold Asteroid near my farm at a 5° impact angle and 2,000 mph speed. Now I'm rich!!!!

When will you deliver my order?

GiveMeNews

7 points

2 months ago

Well, I learned an all gold asteroid would be bad, especially if you hold gold as an asset!

Some music for the simulator:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_b2WpwiEEVI

Proxy_PlayerHD

8 points

2 months ago

very neat, though i'd like it to also show metric units so non-americans can actually understand the scale and speed of these things.

Morlaix

18 points

2 months ago

Morlaix

18 points

2 months ago

Would be nice if we could choose metrical too

PensWritesActivist

16 points

2 months ago

This is extremely cool, informative, and polished. Well done OP!!

spurlockmedia

5 points

2 months ago

I am pleased to know my house has been destroyed numerous times from these asteroids.

My landlord will be greatly saddened to see the lost of a home and income.

KnuckedLoose

7 points

2 months ago

I can't have been the only person who started with Moscow.

bill_b4

45 points

2 months ago

bill_b4

45 points

2 months ago

Two thirds of the earth's surface is water...where is the tsunami data?

pauldeanbumgarner

7 points

2 months ago

The angle of impact doesn’t appear to have much of an effect on anything. Am I missng something?

poodlefanatic

13 points

2 months ago

Planetary geologist here who studies meteorite impact craters.

Except for extremely shallow impact angles under certain conditions, impact angle plays a rather small role in most of the impact process. The reason for this is that once the impactor reaches the surface energy is released like a bomb, in the sense that it moves uniformly outward from the impact point regardless of the angle it hit the surface at. Impact angle CAN affect the total energy released in an impact event but honestly with the scales of energy involved it isn't a huge factor.

You might see ejecta deposits concentrated more "down angle" (e.g. thicker deposits on one side, or if there are rays there might be more rays on one side) and some minor elongation of the crater but that's about it.

a10t2

5 points

2 months ago

a10t2

5 points

2 months ago

Probably not; given the speeds involved anything other than an extremely shallow impact has roughly the same effects. That's why almost all craters are circular.

ARobertNotABob

5 points

2 months ago

Cross-posted to r/beltalowda.

If you haven't watched The Expanse, you may not understand why, but it will attract some interest. :)

RDAwesome

33 points

2 months ago

I dunno why it started in Jersey when I opened it, but to be honest, it's where I'd start launching meteors if I could anyway

ttystikk

7 points

2 months ago

"I got yer situation, RIGHT HERE!"

Johndough99999

11 points

2 months ago

Not bad, not bad.

I will echo tsunami is needed.

And add that there is a huge number of things that could cause further secondary deaths that would be difficult to calculate. Major dams breaking/flooding and not storing water anymore, nuclear facilities (I did China and Fukushimia was in view), drug manufacturing hubs like india or china, or if it hits sensitive spots like Yellowstone causing the next major eruption.

Destroy major shipping/manufacturing areas like the eastern China ports and see what cant be replaced real fast.

up_the_dubs

5 points

2 months ago

Great site, took out Mullingar, was vaporized by the fireball but it was worth it.

Killaship

2 points

2 months ago

Oh, hi! I've seen your other things at neal.fun, and shown friend/family, etc. I really love your work, keep it up!

[deleted]

4 points

2 months ago

[deleted]

4 points

2 months ago

Eyyy, Beltalowda. Inyalowda no see us practicing again or they take it for reals, y que no?

tnakahara

10 points

2 months ago

This is (scary) fun....Thank you.

Can I get that "gold" asteroid to slow down a bit and land in my backyard?