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How NASA hunts the asteroids that could smash into Earth - Vox

Billions of years ago, when the solar system formed, it left behind large chunks of space rocks that weren't big enough to become planets. Image by NASA. There are millions of such rocks, called asteroids, in the solar system. An estimated 1 million to ...and more »

Asteroid Day: Monitoring the skies for the next strike - CNN

(CNN) Friday is International Asteroid Day. A 24-hour live broadcast will include everything you've ever wanted to know about these rocky bits of space debris, the threats they may pose to Earth and what we can gain from studying them. You can tune in ...and more »

Why an asteroid (probably) won't wipe us out - CBC.ca

On the morning of June 30, 1908, the sky above Tunguska, Siberia, exploded. "Suddenly in the north sky … the sky was split in two, and high above the forest the whole northern part of the sky appeared covered with fire," one eyewitness recounted in 1927.and more »

What can we learn from asteroids? - Chemistry World

There are two main types of flying space rock – comets and asteroids – and their differences stem from their composition. Comets tend to be 'dirty snowballs' of ice and rock, whilst asteroids are composed of a combination of rock and metal. At the most ...and more »

Imperial researchers support asteroid awareness day - Imperial College London

How to protect Earth from asteroid impacts will be the topic of a panel discussion at Imperial, held as part of an international awareness day. Asteroid Day is a UN sanctioned global day of education to raise awareness about asteroids and in particular ...and more »

11 tips for viewing and collecting asteroid fragments - Imperial College London

Imperial researchers give tips about how to observe shooting stars and what to do if they fall to Earth, as part of Asteroid Day celebrations. Asteroid Day is a UN sanctioned global day of education to raise awareness about asteroids. The day is also ...and more »

7 Great Movies Featuring Earth-Threatening Asteroids - Space.com

Elizabeth Howell is a contributing writer for Space.com who is one of the few Canadian journalists to report regularly on space exploration. She is pursuing a Ph.D. part-time in aerospace sciences (University of North Dakota) after completing an M.Sc ...and more »

Asteroid Day 2018 is June 30 - EarthSky

The 4th annual Asteroid Day is Saturday. What's in store? Science, adventure and a 48-hour live webcast! How to participate. Tweet. Share. Share. Pin. Mail. Share. Image via Debbie Lewis. The fourth annual International Asteroid Day is Saturday, June ...and more »

Asteroid Day: Rock on with your space self - Arizona State University

Planets get all the attention — just look at the ruckus raised when Pluto was demoted or anytime NASA announces exoplanet discoveries. But on Friday, asteroids take center stage with their very own Asteroid Day, an annual event started in 2015 to ...and more »

Watch Live 24-Hour Webcast for International Asteroid Day - Universe Today

Every day, Earth is hit by 60 to 300 metric tons of space dust and smaller meteoroids. But sometimes, larger and more dangerous space rocks plummet to Earth, such as on June 30, 1908 when an estimated 40 meter-wide meteoroid exploded over the ...and more »