A realistic video simulation shows that exactly would happen to Earth if it gets hit by the killer asteroid Apophis. The video was made based on predictions that the massive space rock would collide with the planet in 2036.

A YouTube user named Igor Kryan recently uploaded a video showing a simulated impact event caused by Apophis. The clip starts with the 1,210-feet-wide asteroid zipping across space before breaching Earth’s atmosphere and hitting the ocean.

The violent explosion caused by the asteroid strike sent huge chunks of debris flying into low-Earth orbit. These chunks fell back to Earth, causing multiple mini impact events in different places. As for the main impact event, its huge explosion created a huge blast wave that traveled for several miles, incinerating everything in its path.

Although Apophis is already considered as a large asteroid, it isn’t as massive as the one that killed off the dinosaurs millions of years ago. This means Apophis is not big enough to destroy the entire planet. However, it can still destroy a major city or several towns depending on where it lands.

Apophis previously sparked fears after it was revealed that the asteroid might hit Earth in either 2029 or 2036. In both these years, the asteroid was predicted to collide with the planet on April 13.

The speculations regarding the asteroid’s potential impact were based on scientific theories about gravitational forces in space. Many scientists believe that the gravitational pull of nearby planets could nudge Apophis into a direct collision path with Earth.

Fortunately, in 2013, NASA officially ruled out the asteroid’s potential impacts in the near future. After conducting observations on the asteroid, the space agencies’ scientists said that the asteroid’s chances of hitting Earth were only one in a million.

 "With the new data provided by the Magdalena Ridge [New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology] and the Pan-STARRS [Univ. of Hawaii] optical observatories, along with very recent data provided by the Goldstone Solar System Radar, we have effectively ruled out the possibility of an Earth impact by Apophis in 2036," NASA’s manager for its Near-Earth Object Program Office Don Yeomas said in a statement.

“The impact odds as they stand now are less than one in a million, which makes us comfortable saying we can effectively rule out an Earth impact in 2036,” he added. “Our interest in asteroid Apophis will essentially be for its scientific interest for the foreseeable future”