Have you ever imagined what your community might be like if hit by the same asteroid that wiped out the dinosaurs?

Have you ever imagined what your community might be like if hit by the same asteroid that wiped out the dinosaurs?

The recently published Asteroid Launcher web programme does not allow you to select an asteroid large enough to answer that question, but it does give you an idea of how dangerous these rocks are in space.

Neal Agarwal, a programmer, designed the user-friendly Asteroid Launcher. Select an impact location, then customise the asteroid type, asteroid size, impact speed, and impact angle with the click of a mouse.

When it goes live, you'll be able to see in black and white how much you've messed up the city.

When it goes live, you'll be able to see in black and white how much you've messed up the city.

If an asteroid 100 feet in diameter flying 1,000 miles per hour with an impact angle of just five degrees were to strike Brooklyn, it would wipe out many city blocks.

If an asteroid 100 feet in diameter flying 1,000 miles per hour with an impact angle of just five degrees were to strike Brooklyn, it would wipe out many city blocks.

Numerous individuals would be killed by the impact's shock wave, the resulting high winds, and the resulting crater's width of 261.

Numerous individuals would be killed by the impact's shock wave, the resulting high winds, and the resulting crater's width of 261.

Numerous individuals would be killed by the impact's shock wave, the resulting high winds, and the resulting crater's width of 261.

Numerous individuals would be killed by the impact's shock wave, the resulting high winds, and the resulting crater's width of 261.