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DANGER: ASTEROID!. Mass Extinction Impact Civilization Threatening Impact.

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1 DANGER: ASTEROID!

2 Mass Extinction Impact Civilization Threatening Impact

3 There is a bigger chance that a kilometre-wide asteroid will strike Earth next year than getting a royal flush.

4 Some asteroids occasionally cross the Earth’s orbit and can hit our planet if it happens to be there at the same time.

5 ( km) The “Scary” Case of Asteroid XF11 In March 1998, head- lines warned of possible impact in Luckily for us, the astronomers were wrong!

6 EROS Asteroid 433

7 Small impacts happen frequently

8 A large asteroid exploded above Siberia in 1908

9 A VERY BIG ASTEROID hit the Earth 65 million years ago

10 How can we prepare for asteroids hitting the Earth?

11 Spaceguard Survey (ongoing telescopic search)

12 HOW WILL WE STOP THE ASTEROID HITTING THE EARTH?

13 LARGE ASTEROID FALLING WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO THE EARTH?


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