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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.