Stephen Hawking: “One of the major threats to intelligent life in our universe is the high probability of an asteroid colliding with inhabited planets.”
Tom Jones, Scientist, Author, Pilot and Veteran NASA Astronaut with four Shuttle missions and three spacewalks: “Asteroid Day is a great opportunity to invite the public to learn more about the hazard from near-Earth asteroids, and to invite their support of international efforts to discover and head off rogue asteroids. We study asteroids both to protect the Earth and to protect valuable resources for future exploration toward Mars.”
Dante Lauretta, Professor of Planetary Science, University of Arizona: “Asteroid represents humanity’s growing awareness of the opportunities and hazards that exist in near-Earth space. Our future depends on our ability to identify, characterize, and ultimately travel to these asteroids.”
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Asteroid Day Update – Featuring Scott Manley
A monthly video series discussing the latest Asteroid News.
Video messages from the following individuals can be found here: Adigun Abiodun, Alan Harris, Amanda Sickafoose, Anousheh Ansari, Bill Nye, Brian May, Chris Hadfield, Sir Crispin Tickell, David J. Eicher, Detlef Koschny, Dorin Prunariu, Ed Lu, Franco Ongaro, Geoff Notkin, Grig Richters, Helen Sharman, Ian Carnelli, Jean Francois-Clervoy, Josep Trigo, Lord Martin Rees, Luca Parmitano, Mark Boslough, Patrick Michel, Pedro Duque, Peter Gabriel (coming soon), Rusty Schweickart, Scott Manley, Stuart Clark, Thomas Jones.
Asteroid Day is a global awareness campaign where people from around the world come together to learn about asteroids, the impact hazard they may pose, and what we can do to protect our planet, families, communities, and future generations from future asteroid impacts. Asteroid Day is held each year on the anniversary of the largest impact in recent history, the 1908 Tunguska event in Siberia. Subscribe to our Mailing list
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