International Asteroid Day 2020; Observed To Spread Awareness and Information About Asteroids and Comits.
International Asteroid Day 2020; Observed To Spread Awareness and Information About Asteroids and Comits
New Delhi: June 30 is observed as the International Asteroid Day worldwide. The day is celebrated to spread awareness about the asteroid impact hazard and about their importance in our solar system. The United Nations General Assembly announced in December 2016, saying that the 30th of June from now will be observed as the International Asteroid Day. International asteroid day is "observe each year at the international level the anniversary of the Tunguska impact over Siberia, Russian Federation, on 30 June 1908, and to raise public awareness about the asteroid impact hazard."
The Tunguska asteroid impact in 1908 on 30 June and was recorded as the earth's largest asteroid impact in history. The asteroids and comets which orbits near the sun or which orbits anywhere near earth's orbits within the range of 30 million miles are known as Near-Earth Objects (NEO).
The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs tweeted that the number of some known NEOs was 22,800 until May 2020, with over 2,000 asteroids are now recorded whose orbits bring them within 8mil km of Earth's orbit.
Asteroids are small objects of rocks orbiting around the sun. There is also a particular Asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter, which orbits in our solar system.
Almost around 4.6 billion years ago, the solar system was formed when a big cloud or mass of gas and dust exploded.
Those asteroids and comets are just some leftover years of rocks dust and gas which never got involved or mixed up into the formation of planets at the starting of our solar system.
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