tech2 News StaffJune 30, 2019. 21:04:29 IST
Today, June 30, the world is observing the World Asteroid Day and is being watched to raise awareness of the potentially dangerous effects of asteroids.
Objects near the Earth (NEO) are those that can potentially have a catastrophic impact on the Earth and its beings, and the Asteroids are one of them. From now on, NASA has 16,000 asteroids close to Earth and the last great impact Asteroid had on the planet was June 30, 1908 near the Tungus River in Siberia.
That is why the UN decided in December 2016 to observe June 30 as the World Asteroid Day.
The Space Explorers Association wrote a proposal for it and was adopted by the Committee for the Peaceful Use of the Universe (COPUOS).
It is recognized that NEOs have a tremendous global impact, and the United Nations Office for Foreign Affairs (UNOOSA) has responded. Measures taken to counter the threat include the identification of these objects, and then planning the appropriate campaign to prevent the occurrence of an event.
The second major impact of the asteroid was not long ago in 2013 when the great atmosphere entered the atmosphere and broke up in the sky above Chelyabinsk. There were no reported victims.
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