Some of the Damage That Comets, Meteors, and Asteroids Can Cause Comets, meteors, and asteroids can have a disastrous impact on Earth. They create damage by hitting houses and cities. They also hit towns, deserts and other things too. When they hit something like Earth they can cause a global climate catastrophe, a regional devastation, or a localized destruction. They can make 1 mile in diameter crater. Small asteroids can make an explosion as big as a lot of hydrogen bombs. These bodies from space can destroy or damage anything they hit. Projectiles from space can hit anything that happens to be in their way. They have hit towns and cities. A meteorite has hit Kirin, China and another hit Slylacauga, Alabama. They have hit more places too, like a frozen lake in Sweden and one hit in Wisconsin. One hit the Arizona desert and one landed in Brootfrontein, Southwest Africa. If a city is in the path of comets, meteors or asteroids, it can receive major damage. When a comet or asteroid hits the Earth it can affect the weather. These visitors from space can actually have a long-term affect on the climate. A comet or asteroid could cause a global climate catastrophe if a level 10 strikes. I will explain the scale later. Not only can these objects have an immediate impact, but they can also have a lasting impact. The Torino scale is a scale that scientists created for comets and asteroids. The scale has different colors and numbers, which tell you the probability of a comet or asteroid hitting Earth, and the severity of the damage it would cause. There are numbers 0-10 and 5 different colors. The higher the number the more damage that it can make. White =0, green =1, yellow =2,3, and 4, orange =5,6,7, and red =8,9, and 10. You probably already know that the Earth orbits the sun, well so do comets, meteors, and asteroids. There is a chance that one day one of these objects could cross paths with Earth's orbit and hit the Earth.