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Earth Space

Asteroids

Activities

1.  People have observed meteors and astroids for a long time.  The internet lets those watching the skies share their findings so people can learn from each other.  The American Meteor Society has videos, photos and other information for a budding astronomer.

2.  Want to make your own asteroid?  Here are some directions!

3.  Did you know that NASA has landed a space probe on an asteroid before?  Read about this cool feat of engineering here.

Asteroids hit Earth all the time — but what exactly are asteroids and where do they come from? What causes them to break free of their orbit and “attack” the Earth? And could what happened to the dinosaurs, happen again? 

Listen to the short Who Smarted? episode for kids about Asteroids for free here!

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