Today is the Anniversary of Chelyabinsk
Six years ago, a meteor exploded over Chelyabinsk, Russia injuring over 1,500 people and damaging 7,000 buildings across six cities.
This event caused people around the world to ask:
What are we doing about asteroids?
The answer is: A whole lot.
Our Asteroid Education team has been leading the public conversation on asteroids since before Chelyabinsk and every year since by helping Asteroid Day grow to 80+ countries and spread the word about asteroid science and their risks and opportunities.
Every year, on the Chelyabinsk anniversary, people ask us:
What can I do to help?
The answer is: You can help spread the word.
I’m asking you to take the time today to mention asteroids to one person – a friend, a family member, a colleague – and remind them that asteroids aren’t just part of science fiction. Their effects are real and, if we come together as a planet, so is our ability to visit them, learn from them, and stop them.
Danica Remy, B612