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Tuesday, 22 May 2018

INTERNATIONAL ASTEROID DAY


International Asteroid Day” is observed every year On June 30 .

INTERNATIONAL ASTEROID DAY

“The more you learn about the asteroid impacts , the clearer it becomes that humans are living on a borrowed time”- Brian May



On 30 th June 1908 there was an asteroid hit over Serbia ,Russia. This asteroid impact is considered as the largest impact on earth in recorded history.

 

The impact was occurred in a scarcely populated area near stony Tunguska River in Serbia ,Russia. This impact flatted over (770 square miles) 2000 square kilometres.

 

Luckily, it caused no human causality, because it is a forest area. This is known as “Tunguska Event”. The UN has decided to held the international Asteroid day in Tunguska Event day. Every year June 30 th will be observed as International Asteroid day to raise the awareness about the asteroid impact hazard.

 


WHEN IS INTERNATIONAL ASTEROID DAY

 

June 30 th on every year.


INTERNATIONAL ASTEROID DAY HISTORY


It is officially launched on 2014


WHAT DO WE DO ON INTERNATIONAL ASTEROID DAY

 

     1.     Over 70 countries will participate on every year on asteroid day event.

2.     They usually conduct open vehicle awareness program about the asteroid .

3.     Conduct seminars about the asteroid.



THE MAIN GOALS OF ASTEROID DAY

 

1.     To use the available technology to detect and track the near earth asteroids.

2.     To boost up the identification of new near earth asteroids to about 100 fod. That is 100,000 every year.

3.     Increase awareness about the asteroid hazards and boost up the efforts to prevent impacts.


See also Important days in June

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