Although the meteorite’s impact on the planet is unlikely, scientists from NASA and FEMA believe that
The exercise will take place within the framework of the Conferenceplanetary defense in 2019, where country representatives will be tasked with developing a response plan for a hypothetical asteroid. The conference organizers invented an asteroid, which they called the PDC - it would supposedly threaten Earth. Event participants will develop measures against it.
Harvard astronomers are sure that an interstellar asteroid fell to Earth 5 years ago. Almost like Oumuamua!
According to the conference website, fictionalthe asteroid was “discovered” on March 26 at a close distance from Earth. The asteroid was visible for only a few days, so astronomers could not accurately determine its orbit. The only thing they can determine is that the PDC will be as close as possible to the planet in 2027.
This situation will be suggested by the participantswhen they arrive at the conference, and it depends on them how to proceed. The goal of the event is to enable specialists from a wide range of fields, such as astronomy and disaster prevention, to communicate with each other and practice teamwork. In particular, it gives scientific institutions, such as NASA, an understanding of what details are important for disaster management teams.