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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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »