An asteroid striking our planet -- it's the stuff of science fiction. Many movies and books have portrayed this possibility ("Deep Impact," "Armageddon," "Lucifer's Hammer," and so on).
An asteroid impact is also the stuff of science fact. There are obvious craters on Earth (and the moon) that show us a long history of large objects hitting the planet. The most famous asteroid ever is the one that hit Earth 65 million years ago. It's thought that this asteroid threw so much moisture and dust in to the atmosphere that it cut off sunlight, lowering temperatures worldwide and causing the extinction of the dinosaurs.
So, what if an asteroid were to hit Earth today?
Don't worry! 5M are on the case. Using our newly minted science knowledge and some IT skills, we will plan expedition teams and send human colonies to another space object. Though our chances of survival depend on how well we work through this webquest.
Go 5M! The fate of the human race depends on you.
Countdown (Level 1)
Blastoff (Level 2)
Forming teams and gathering resources, the teams begin to blast off to their respective destinations.
Click the link to complete this mission to BLAST OFF
Touchdown (Level 3)
5M's teams are now touching down at their destinations. What will their chances of survival be on the new space object? Stay tune for their final mission objective--Survival Report!
Teams, share your Survival Report to your Space Commanders, Mr Mc and Mr Murphy. The fate of the world rest in your hands!
On Enceladus, ZRM is the First Team to Touchdown