It could really happen

Earth woefully unprepared for surprise comet or asteroid, Nasa scientist warns

Scientist recommended Nasa build an interceptor rocket, with periodic testing, alongside an observer spacecraft to stop catastrophic fireballs from hitting us

Above is a link to the news story I read that introduced me to Dr. Joe Nuth from NASA.
After reading this story I contacted Joe with my concept for how an asteroid storm could pummel Earth.
He told me my idea was impossible….but in the same response he shared a concept that could actually send a heavy asteroid bombardment to Earth.
I used his guidance to create the asteroid storm in ASTEROIDS.

Read ASTEROIDS Escape from the Arcadians to learn how Earth could be destroyed by space rocks.