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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 ...and more »

NASA has found 16000 asteroids near Earth. Don't panic. - 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 »

How a speck of light becomes an asteroid - Phys.Org

On the first day of the year 1801, Italian astronomer Gioacchino Giuseppe Maria Ubaldo Nicolò Piazzi found a previously uncharted "tiny star" near the constellation of Taurus. The following night Piazzi again observed this newfound celestial object ...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. Asteroid 1997 XF11, as it was ...and more »

Giant Asteroid Heading Earth's Way With Possible Impact in the Future - Nature World News

When the end of the world comes, do you think it's going to be because of an asteroid? The famous near-Earth asteroid Apophis will be missing the planet by a hair on 2029, but a future collision is possible, according to a report from Astro Watch ...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 »

NASA FDL Developing New Approaches to Asteroid, Comet and Solar Threats Using AI - SETI Institute

Mountain View, CA - Asteroid Day, June 30th - What do astrophysicist Steven Hawking, Queen guitarist Brian May and the country of Luxembourg have in common? They're all key figures in Asteroid Day - a UN sanctioned day of education to raise awareness ...and more »

Huge asteroid Apophis is coming to Earth – How safe are we? - Zee News

Apophis asteroid will speed past Earth on April 13, 2029, at just 18,600 miles away – which is less than one-tenth the distance between the Earth and the moon. By Zee Media Bureau | Updated: Jun 29, 2017, 11:02 AM IST. Comments |. Huge asteroid Apophis ...and more »

Asteroids Are Coming: Do You Know Where Your Children Are? - Forbes

David Schrieberg , Contributor I write about my observations as an American entrepreneur in Europe. Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their own. Tweet This. There have been two significant strikes in relatively recent times that show the ...and more »