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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 -

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

'Asteroid Day' is a good time to learn about the threat of space rocks - Engadget

On June 30th, 1908, more than 770 square miles of remote Russian forest were obliterated from the face of the Earth when a relatively small meteor, estimated at only around 400 feet across, unleashed 15 megatons of energy above the Stony Tunguska River ...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 »