Asteroid Day is an annual global event which is held on the anniversary of the Siberian Tunguska event that took place on June 30, 1908, the most harmful known asteroid-related event on Earth in recent history. If the Earth gets hit by an asteroid, it’s game over. It’s control-alt-delete for civilization.
Happy World Asteroid Day
“We should really care about asteroids because there are too many out there!”
Noise proves nothing. Often a hen who has merely laid an egg cackles as if she laid an asteroid.
– Mark Twain
If the Earth gets hit by an asteroid, it’s game over. It’s control-alt-delete for civilization.
– Bill Nye
It was not an asteroid or comet, because it would have killed everything.
– Robert T. Bakker
I despise the Lottery. There’s less chance of you becoming a millionaire than there is of getting hit on the head by a passing asteroid.
– Brian May
Sooner or later the space program will need to save us by detecting and deflecting an incoming asteroid.
– Nathan Myhrvold
The idea is to raise awareness of, not only the dangers of asteroids, but also the fact that we have solutions in hand to find dangerous asteroids and do something