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Accidents and asteroids
We didn’t notice it was going to be asteroid day until yesterday, but by coincidence, today is all about asteroids.
Here’s something on an attempt to experiment with moving asteroids around.
DART, NASA’s test to stop an asteroid from hitting Earth
Here’s something on the end of the dinosaurs, a good reason to want to move asteroids around.
How an asteroid ended the age of the dinosaurs
Here’s an FAQ about the computer thing I get excited about at the end of this episode.
Here’s a short video on asteroids.
What Are Asteroids And Where Do They Come From?
Here’s a site about “Asteroid day,” the holiday we didn’t know we were celebrating.
Here’s a bit about the Tunguska event, another good reason to want to nudge asteroids into different orbits.
The Tunguska Impact–100 Years Later
Here’s a page on the NEAR Shoemaker mission, the first landing on an asteroid.
And here’s a bit on OSIRIS-Rex, NASA’s mission to return samples from an asteroid to Earth.
NASA’s First Asteroid Sample Return Mission, OSIRIS-Rex, is a Success