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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 ...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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

NASA Asteroid Hunter Explains the Risks Near Earth Objects Pose to the Planet - Newsweek

Tomorrow is Asteroid Day, an annual event to highlight the potential risks that near-Earth objects (NEOs) such as comets and asteroids pose to Earth. Launched in 2014 by Queen guitarist and astrophysicist Brian May and film director Grigorij Richters ...and more »