President Donald Trump signed an Executive Order on June 30 to reestablish the National Space Council. To mark International Asteroid Day on June 30, we aired a special television program with information about the work our Planetary Defense Coordination Office and other NASA-funded programs do to find, track and characterize Near Earth Objects. These are asteroids and comets in the vicinity of Earth’s orbit that could pose an impact threat to our planet. The Planetary Defense Coordination Office also issues alerts and helps coordinate any U.S. government response to an impact threat. The broadcast was part of a 24-hour Asteroid Day program from Broadcasting Center Europe. Also, NASA Testifies at Congressional Hearings, and Colorful Clouds in Space!
NASA Science Live: Asteroid Close Approach
We Asked a NASA Scientist: Will an Asteroid Ever Hit Earth?
Asteroid Day – ESA experts explain the nature and threat of asteroids
Hera: Our planetary defence mission
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