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The Delicate Petals of a 30 Megaton Impact

The Delicate Petals of a 30 Megaton Impact 952 952 Asteroid Day

This article was written by Phil Plait for Slate.com which is not affiliated with Asteroid Day. The image above is from the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera and shows a crater…

Carolyn Shoemaker: Advice to young women and men who might be interested in astronomy

Carolyn Shoemaker: Advice to young women and men who might be interested in astronomy 150 150 Asteroid Day

Hillary Aiken and I had the rare opportunity to sit down with Asteroid Day supporter Carolyn Shoemaker, the legendary astronomer who co-discovered Comet Shoemaker–Levy 9 (with David Levy). She once held the record…

Asteroid Day 2016 – Event of the Day: Nebraska

Asteroid Day 2016 – Event of the Day: Nebraska 1230 1218 Asteroid Day

We have some incredible events coming up this year for Asteroid Day. For example, on June 30th, Nebraska Law Space, Cyber, and Telecommunications Law Professor Frans von der Dunk, one…

Chicxulub ‘dinosaur’ crater drill project declared a success

Chicxulub ‘dinosaur’ crater drill project declared a success 1515 1008 Asteroid Day

Inspecting core samples (sedimentary & impact breccia – which is a hybrid, including granite). The project’s two lead scientists, Professor Joanna Morgan from Imperial College London and Dr Sean Gulick…