Asteroid Day is held on 30 June, the anniversary of the largest asteroid impact in Earth’s recent history – an event known as the Siberia Tunguska explosion. It is a global awareness campaign to help people learn about asteroids and what we can do to protect our planet from asteroid impacts. Asteroid Day 2016 will also include hundreds of amazing events films, concerts, workshops and panels with engineers, scientists and astronauts.
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