Scientists announce 'asteroid day' to spread global awareness about killer asteroids

December 4, 2014 5:30 AM

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Scientists recently announced "asteroid day," a global awareness campaign to educate the world about asteroids and released the 100x Declaration to protect the future of Earth from asteroid impacts and at a joint UK-US press conference.

The Declaration calls for three key actions; first, employ the available technology to detect and track near-Earth asteroids that threaten human populations; second, a rapid hundred-fold (100x) acceleration of the discovery and tracking of NEOS; third, global adoption of Asteroid Day on June 30, 201...

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