by Annie Churdar in Tech on Wednesday 15 May 2013

I’ve always had a small, nagging fear in the back of my mind that a monster meteorite might splinter the earth into a million pieces. But when I step back and think it through, there actually have been a whole lot of meteorite strikes. And the earth is still just fine. Thanks to the smarts of Carlo Zapponi, we can now get the animated visualization of all meteorites that have ever hit the earth.

That’s a lot of meteorites, about 1,042 meteorites in total. Zapponi is a data visualization designer at Nokia and obviously has a passion for astrological phenomenon. This animation is a great way to get used to the idea of alien rocks pelting our earth on a regular basis.