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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 »

An asteroid was streaking toward Earth. A collision seemed all too possible. - Washington Post

On Dec. 6, 1997, Jim Scotti of the Spacewatch program at the University of Arizona spotted an asteroid. This wasn't entirely unusual. The problem: It appeared the asteroid was on a possible collision course with Earth. Listen to this story on “Retropod ...and more »

Happy Asteroid Day! Simulator Lets You Create Collision With Earth to See What Would Happen - Newsweek

Updated | Ever wondered what it would be like if a huge asteroid smashed into Earth? Thanks to scientists from the U.S. and U.K. you don't have to. Impact Earth is a program that lets people simulate an asteroid collision. It was first devised over a ...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 »

On Asteroid Day, UN space agency urges international cooperation against potential threat - UN News Centre

A top United Nations official today urged the international community to come together to jointly raise awareness and develop a plan to mitigate the danger from a potential asteroid impact. Marking the first observance of International Asteroid Day ...and more »

Happy Asteroid Day! A conversation about peaceful, global scientific collaboration - The Guardian

Today is the 3rd annual Asteroid Day, and the first to be presented under the auspices of the United Nations, with live global broadcasts raising awareness about asteroids. Stuart Clark. Dr Stuart Clark writes Across the Universe for the Guardian, and ...and more »

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

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 »

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 »

Watch a Simulated Asteroid Hit the Atmosphere at 45000 Miles Per Hour - Gizmodo

Four years ago, an asteroid the size of a city bus screamed across the skies of Chelyabinsk, Russia, shattering glass around a 60 mile perimeter and sending 1,200 people to hospitals with related injuries. In an effort to learn more about these rare ...and more »

7 Great Movies Featuring Earth-Threatening Asteroids -

Elizabeth Howell is a contributing writer for 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 »