DOOMSDAY QUESTION: WILL ASTEROID 1997XF11 HIT THE EARTH ON OCTOBER 2028?

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Scientists continue to find ways to protect Earth from asteroids

ANKARA – Scientists continue to draw attention to the importance of closely monitoring and understanding near-Earth asteroids with the aim of reducing the possibility of collisions that could cause great damage to life and the natural environment, as in the extinction of dinosaurs in the past.

Studies continue unabated on asteroids, which are leftovers from the formation of our solar system about 4.6 billion years ago and have the potential to hit the Earth.

In December 2016, the UN General Assembly adopted a resolution declaring June 30 International Asteroid Day, which aims to raise public awareness about the asteroid impact hazard and to inform the public about the crisis communication actions to be taken at the global level in case of a credible near-Earth object threat, according to the UN’s website.READ MORE

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