Asteroid Day Press Conference February 14, 2017

Feb 08
Asteroid Day to Announce Increased Global Support and Preview 2017 Events at February 14 Press Conference – Live from Luxembourg City, Berlin, Silicon Valley, Bucharest and London. TIME: 2.30PM – 3.30PM CET | 08.30AM – 9.30AM EST Web Access: http://asteroidday.org/pressconference LONDON (February 8, 2017) – Asteroid Day, a rising global movement to protect our planet, families, communities, and future generations from dangerous asteroids, has scheduled a Global Press Conference, February 14, to announce new partners,

Brilliant Fireball Streaks Over U.S.

Feb 07
A brilliant, bright-green meteor blazed through the sky just north of Milwaukee, in U.S., early in the morning of Feb. 6 Credit: Space Science and Engineering Center (SSEC) and Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Madison. The meteor streaked across the sky around 1:25 a.m., and likely landed in the Lake Michigan, according to American Meteor Society (AMS) operations manager Mike Hankey. He said the rock likely was the size of a minivan. The falling

Why so many asteroid close approaches lately?

Feb 06
Every month about 40 known or recently discovered asteroids come within 0.05 astronomical units, or about 19 lunar radii, from our planet. In some cases, such as in the month of December 2016, four or even five objects reach their closest approach distance on the same day. Clusters of asteroid flybys often attracts the interest of the media and of the public, but are these occurrences unusual? Upon applying statistical considerations to the present discovery

The NEOShield-2 Outreach School Project in Israel

Feb 03
Reported by Victor Bar, NEOShield-2 Agent in Israel At the beginning of the school year, a first of its kind project has began for the 8th grade gifted students of Ahad Haam Junior High School at the city of Petach-Tikva in Israel, the asteroid threat and mitigation measures based on the NEOShield-2 project. After having an online meeting with the school principal manager, teachers, parents and the NEOShield-2 Public Outreach coordinator, we created the project format