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Could we stop an asteroid?

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Bill Nye, the science guy, joins AsapSCIENCE, to talk about asteroids. Specifically, he looks at why asteroids can be so deadly to the Earth, as well as how we detect them and how we possibly stop them.

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Near Earth objects are objects in space with the potential of hitting Earth. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has a great resource about asteroids. The site features an overview, current missions exploring asteroids and tracking near earth objects.

The Killer Asteroids Project has a number of really cool tools to help us learn about asteroids and their impact on the Earth, including a tool to see the effects of an asteroid hitting where you live. The site also has a game comparing the risk of being killed by asteroid to other health risks. 






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