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Gizmodo's NASA and FEMA Will Simulate an Impending Asteroid Strike Next Week

The hypothetical discovery takes place in 2019, but what does "PDC" stand for?

Perhaps it is another "discovery" by the famous Professor Peter Schickele?


fictional asteroid 2019 PDC

fictional asteroid 2019 PDC

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The scenario is presented by the 2019 Planetary Defense Conference.

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    $\begingroup$ rats, I was hoping for "pretty d**n catastrophic". $\endgroup$ – uhoh Apr 27 at 4:33
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    $\begingroup$ @uhoh I wouldn't be surprised if something like that was being used internally ;-) $\endgroup$ – Jack Apr 27 at 10:28

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