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Asteroid Day

Asteroid Day is a global movement to protect our earth from asteroids. Asteroid Day aims to raise awareness of the threats posed by space rocks and eventually help boost the rate of near-Earth asteroid discovery by a factor of 100.<br/>Asteroid Day is held on June 30, the anniversary of the 1908...

Asteroid Day

Asteroid Day is a global movement to protect our earth from asteroids. Asteroid Day aims to raise awareness of the threats posed by space rocks and eventually help boost the rate of near-Earth asteroid discovery by a factor of 100.
Asteroid Day is held on June 30, the anniversary of the 1908 Siberian 'Tunguska event', when a small asteroid or comet exploded above Siberia with the force of 1,000 atomic bombs. This near-Earth object (NEO) thought to be about 130 feet (40 meters) wide exploded above the Podkamennaya Tunguska River in Siberia, destroying 800 square miles (2,072 square kilometers) of forest.
The Asteroid Day Declaration was signed more than 100 leading scientists, astronauts and business leaders around the world. Supporters include guitarist Brian May; Apollo 9 astronaut Rusty Schweickart; Nobel laureate Sir Harold Kroto; British astronaut Helen Sharman; and cosmonaut Alexey Leonov etc. aim is to heighten awareness of the asteroid hazard and efforts to prevent future impacts. Asteroid Day was officially launched on December 3, 2014.
First Asteroid Day: June 30, 2015
On this day people from around the world come together to learn about asteroids and what they can do to protect the planet to the future generations from asteroids. Events for Asteroid Day will be organized by individuals and independent organizations around the world.
Source:
http://www.space.com/27921-asteroid-day-dangerous-near-earth-objects.html
http://www.theguardian.com/science/2015/jun/13/asteroid-day-anniversary-tunguska-siberia
http://www.astronomy.com/news/2014/12/asteroid-day-a-global-day-of-awareness-slated-for-june-30-2015

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