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INTERACTIVE CHELYABINSK QUIZ
On 15 February 2013, a fireball blazed across the sky over the Ural Mountains in Russia. The asteroid broke up over the Chelyabinsk region, injuring inhabitants below and leaving destruction in its wake.
AN INTERACTIVE VIDEO OF THE CHELYABINSK EVENT
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Asteroid Day Press Conference 2017
Daily Near Earth Asteroid Flybys
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Rusty’s Planetary Defense – Time Out For The Big Picture | Part Four
Rusty’s Planetary Defense – How Many Are We Talking About, Anyway? | Part Three
Rusty’s Planetary Defense – Deflect, Or Duck And Cover? | Part Two
Expert Panel Q&A
Is it just me, or are asteroids more dangerous than they used to be?
What created the many elliptical Carolina Bay landform depressions and what caused the Younger Dryas cooling period 12,900 years ago?
How would you propose to survey and track all NEO of the size of Tunguska?
An impact from Apophis has been effectively ruled out in 2029, but what about 2036 or later, is there still a threat, I’m worried?
A farewell Message from Asteroid Day’s Expert Panel to Rosetta
St. Patrick’s Day impact on Jupiter
Asteroid 2013 TX68
Gorman students tap entrepreneurial spirit to develop disaster relief idea
Asteroid Day Update – September Edition – OSIRIS-REx
Asteroid Named for Freddie Mercury
Asteroid Day Update – Feat Scott Manley and Jill Tarter from SETI Institute – August 2016
Time Lapse: Watch One Earth Year From Space
insuring against asteroids
Is it possible to insure against an asteroid impact event?
December 27, 2015
Since it is recognised that the cost of the response to a significant asteroid impact event would be beyond the financial capabilities of an individual country to respond an international geopolitical response is required. Consideration