World Asteroid Day 2020: Why and When the Day is Observed Globally

International Asteroid Day 2020 is observed on 30 June.

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The day is celebrated to spread awareness among those who know about the intensity and impact of crashing on planet Earth.

Apart from this, the day also emphasizes to make people aware of other things which can be harmful when they attack the earth.

World Asteroid Day 2020

The date of June 30 was set to commemorate the Tunguska influence on Siberia, the Russian Federation. The incident occurred on June 30, 1908, and is said to be the most damaging known asteroid-related event that the planet has seen. It was called because it destroyed local plants and animals.

Various talks and panel discussions are held among eminent people who are experts in the special fields as a part of International Asteroid Day.

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World Asteroid Day 2020: Why and When the Day is Observed Globally
World Asteroid Day 2020: Why and When the Day is Observed Globally

This day has been observed since 2017, following the proposal A / RES / 71/90 implemented by the United Nations General Assembly in December 2016.

Giving an insight into the importance of the day, Mark Scheffer, head of space transport, robotic missions, and exploration, said in an official release, “Asteroid Day rightly demands that asteroids should be discovered as they move through our planet in time. Pose a risk to. Timely. Combining NASA’s deflection missions DART and ESA’s Mission Hera shows us how asteroid deflection works and, at the same time, learns more about these celestial bodies. I’m proud That OHB is the designated industrial head for Hera. Mission “.

This year all events and discussions related to this event will be due to the widespread impact of virtually the global coronavirus epidemic.

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