Asteroid Day Updates

Blue Origin beats SpaceX to re-launching a reusable rocket

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https://youtu.be/74tyedGkoUc Congratulations to Blue Origin for re-launching their suborbital rocket New Shepard. “The booster reached a maximum altitude of 333,582 feet, or 63 miles, above the Earth’s surface, before landing gently…

New Asteroid Day logo unveiled

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We are beyond excited to unveil our brand new Asteroid Day logo (above). It has taken us a while to get it right but the winner of our 99Designs contest,…

Two Comets Just Made Historic Near-Earth Flybys

Two Comets Just Made Historic Near-Earth Flybys 1200 628 Asteroid Day

A pair of comets zoomed past Earth over the past few days, and their historic one-two flyby punch was caught on video. A telescope in Chile operated by the online Slooh…

Painting an Asteroid to Save Earth

Painting an Asteroid to Save Earth 150 150 Asteroid Day

https://youtu.be/C8tgv9Zl3B4 As an object travels through space it absorbs heat from the sun and emits heat energy in the form of photons. These photons push the asteroid in a certain…

Tracking asteroids

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This article appeared in Boulder Weekly which is not affiliated with Asteroid Day. In December 2004, astronomers in Arizona discovered an asteroid the size of a cruise ship that appeared…