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Planetary Defense Conference Exercise - 2017

This webpage does not describe a real potential asteroid impact. The information on this page is fictional and provided only to support an emergency response exercise conducted during the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA) [2017 Planetary Defense Conference]( in Tokyo, Japan, May 15-19, 2017. This is only an exercise.

The 2017 PDC Hypothetical Asteroid Impact Scenario

A hypothetical asteroid impact scenario will be presented at the 2017 IAA Planetary Defense Conference (PDC), to be held in Tokyo, Japan, May 15-19, 2017. Although this scenario is realistic in many ways, it is completely fictional and does NOT describe an actual potential asteroid impact. The scenario is as follows:

Here are additional details on what we know about 2017 PDC on the first day of the conference:

A Google Earth kml file for these impact points is available here.