With the knowledge that an asteroid caused the extinction of dinosaurs 65 million years ago, along with 75 percent of the other life which also existed on Earth, scientists have been concerned that an asteroid impact like this could occur again, and are now demanding action to stop the threat of another apocalyptic asteroid strike on Earth.
As The Express reports, many scientists will be attending a meeting in Vienna in April as part of a conference set up by the organization Asgardia, who were originally set up in part to research and propose rules that may need to be implemented once humans eventually colonize space.
Even though the odds are very low that there could be another apocalyptic asteroid strike on Earth, scientists are deeply concerned about not just these, but also near-earth objects (NEOs). Scientists have noted that over the last century, NEOs have struck Earth three times, with some of these much more powerful even than an atomic bomb.
In fact, after one such meteor strike in December -- which occurred over the Bering Sea -- scientists believe now more than ever that the threat of asteroids and NEOs must be dealt with swiftly, as it's only a matter of time until one strikes a region inhabited by many people.