Asteroid Day: Tracking The Skies For The Next Strike

And it explains why astronomers and the Asteroid Day group want people to be aware.
(CNN) Friday is International Asteroid Day.
Asteroid Day has grown in other ways.
Monitoring asteroid activityThis year, Asteroid Day also coincides with the 100-day marker leading up to when OSIRIS-REx will receive a gravity assist from Earth’s orbital energy to send it out into space.
“One hundred percent — asteroids hit the Earth every day,” said Dante Lauretta, principal investigator on NASA’s OSIRIS-REx mission.

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