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Planetary Defense Conference Exercise - 2021

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) 2021 Planetary Defense Conference (virtually) in Vienna, Austria, April 26–April 30, 2021. This is only an exercise.

The 2021 PDC Hypothetical Asteroid Impact Scenario

Although this scenario is realistic in many ways, it is completely fictional and does NOT describe an actual potential asteroid impact. The scenario begins as follows:

Here are additional details on what we know about 2021 PDC on the first day of the conference:

A Google Earth kml file for the full set of impact points is available here.