Don’t Look Up: Can An Asteroid Really Wipe Out Humanity?

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Could a killer asteroid wipe out humanity? The Netflix hit “Don’t Look Up” raises many questions.

“Don’t Look Up” Is A Huge Hit On Netflix.

What a cast. The new Netflix movie “Don’t Look Up” features Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lawrence, Timothee Chalamet, Meryl Streep, Cate Blanchett, and many other well-known actors. After years, for this film, Ariana Grande was in front of the camera. In the Netflix satire “Don’t Look Up,” researchers warn the world about an asteroid crashing onto Earth and will wipe out humanity if nothing is done about it! But the tragic thing is, the team is not taken seriously. Even if the film is a dark comedy, the thought comes up: How realistic is the danger of a giant killer asteroid is? 

Will A Killer Asteroid Wipe Out Humanity?

Our planet is constantly under attack from space dust, rocks, and rubble left over from the solar system’s creation. Most of it burns in our atmosphere, but minor asteroids have already hit the Earth. It takes a giant asteroid to hit it to cause apocalyptic damage. The extinction of the dinosaurs can, for example, be caused by a massive asteroid impact.  

Nasa has the “Planetary Defense Coordination Office” established to detect dangerous asteroids and monitor. And the European Space Agency (ESA) is also testing and working with space probes and space telescopes to throw asteroids off course in an extreme situation. Therefore, impacts from asteroids (including potential killer asteroids) are not wholly ruled out. But we hope that the great scientists worldwide will have any dangers on their radar in good time.

Don’t Look Up: Why Is Everyone Talking About Its Cast.

The new Netflix arrival Don’t Look Up has everything in it. It has a great storyline, great humor, great scenarios but an even greater cast. The movie features:

  • Leonardo DiCaprio as Dr. Randall 
  • Jennifer Lawrence as Kate Dibiasky
  • Timothee Chalamet as Yule
  • Meryl Streep as Janie Orlean
  • Jonah Hill as Jason Orlean
  • Cate Blanchett as Brie Evantee
  • Ariana Grande as Riley Bina
  • Matthew Perry as Dan Pawketty
  • Mark Rylance as Peter
  • Himesh Patel as Phillip
  • Lance Norris 
  • Kid Cudi as DJ Chello
  • Tyler Perry as Jack
  • Rob Morgan as Dr. Teddy
  • Ron Perlman as Benedict
  • Melaine Lynskey as June

Now go through each name on the above list. There’s no other explanation for why everyone is talking about the film’s cast.

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Master of Science student at the California Institute of Technology, Devanny. Since he began working as a freelance writer more than 4 years ago, he has contributed to various publications, including blogs, magazines, poetry websites, newspapers, and internet debates. Pankaj has been contributing original content to The Current in a freelance capacity throughout the past year. Words from Pankaj: "Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier."