Revolves around mysterious disappearances, world-wide, and specifically follows a group of people who are left behind in the suburban community of Mapleton. They must begin to rebuild their lives after the loss of more than 100 people.
An asteroid the size of the state of Texas points directly toward Earth. NASA experts only find one possible solution: sending a team of astronauts into space to destroy the meteorite before it collides with our planet. To do so, they turn to Harry S. Stamper, the largest oil drilling expert, and his skilled drilling team, to land on the surface of the asteroid, drill it and introduce a nuclear device that explodes to divert its path and save the Planet, thus avoiding Armageddon.