Winners: Chelyabinsk Picture Quiz
After a great response from a very international public, here are the lucky winners of the NEOShield-2 Chelyabinsk Picture Quiz (click on the image): We would like to thank all participants for their engagement! Follow us through our Social Media channels for upcoming contests and news: https://www.facebook.com/NEOShield/ https://twitter.com/NEOShieldTeam Share the project with your friends and help to spread the word about the NEO impact hazard and be part of the team to protect the Earth!
The greatest danger asteroids pose to us is not from the impact
By Leah Crane, New Scientist Wind kills. The most casualties from an asteroid impact won’t come from the impact itself. The wind, pressure and heat caused by the crash are far more dangerous, no matter where the asteroid hits. Clemens Rumpf at the University of Southampton, UK, and his colleagues have calculated the mortality risk, should an asteroid hit a residential area. They considered asteroids that burn up completely, those that hit the ground, and
NEOShield-2 Event in Nepal, Remembering the Chelyabinsk Event
Reported by Sushil Bhattarai, Kathmandu, Nepal We all are Homo sapiens species. Human beings most relay on one affair with a common voice, "sharing is caring," and so we care about each other. We successfully completed the task of delivering the world's biggest technical issue about “Asteroids”. Credit goes to all of school members and international persons who profoundly helped to complete the first NEOShield-2 activity in Nepal. I believe it was a challenging task
Picture Quiz: Chelyabinsk Event Anniversary
UPDATE: The Quiz is over now. Stay tuned for more quizzes and contests! It's been 4 years since the Chelyabinsk Event. And we prepared a picture quiz for you! About the Chelyabinsk Event On February 15, 2013, an approximately 20m near-Earth asteroid entered Earth's atmosphere over Russia. With a speed of approximately 60,000 km/h, it quickly became a brilliant superbolide meteor. The explosion released approximately 30 times as much as energy as that released from