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Asteroid Day 2020: Raising awareness about threat posed by near-earth asteroids, since 2016
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Asteroid Day 2020: Raising awareness about threat posed by near-earth asteroids, since 2016

The day is aimed at creating awareness around near-earth objects (NEOs), which could pose a 'potentially catastrophic' threat to our planet someday.

It's Asteroid Day 2020: Why you should care, and how to catch live events on asteroids today
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It's Asteroid Day 2020: Why you should care, and how to catch live events on asteroids today

Asteroids are a lot more than objects of scientific curiosity. Past encounters have warned us that asteroid impacts leave a mark.

On International Asteroid Day, take this quiz to test your knowledge about near-Earth objects
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On International Asteroid Day, take this quiz to test your knowledge about near-Earth objects

Near-Earth objects (NEOs), which comprise asteroids or comets, pose catastrophic threat to Earth as their orbits bring them close to our planet. In 2016, the United Nations officially designated Asteroid Day as the international day of awareness and education about the asteroid impact hazard.