-Kajal Singh, journalist
Since 2017, ‘International Asteroid Day’ is celebrated every 30 June. This special day was started to raise awareness about the danger of asteroids.
Since 2017, ‘International Asteroid Day’ is celebrated every 30 June. The United Nations had announced to celebrate ‘International Asteroid Day’ from 30 June 2017 to raise awareness about the threat of asteroids. In fact, on June 30, 1908, there was a huge explosion near the Tunguska River in Russia, which is said to be the biggest loss on earth due to the asteroid. For this reason, on June 30, to celebrate the asteroid threat, Asteroid Day began to be celebrated.
Importance of Asteroid Day
Asteroid Day is celebrated every year to raise awareness among the people about the asteroid and to protect the younger generation from the danger posed by it and to explain to them in detail the horrific event. You will be surprised to know, but many asteroids are so large in size that they can destroy the entire earth as well. An asteroid can range in width from pebbles to 600 miles. Asteroids largely orbit the Sun over an area of hundreds of kilometers wide. Asteroid breaking and falling to Earth can cause great harm.
What is asteroid day?
In the solar system, there are many such celestial bodies moving between Mars and Jupiter, which are smaller than planets in size and bigger than meteor bodies. These are rocky bodies formed during the construction of the solar system, called an asteroid. Asteroids largely orbit the Sun over an area of hundreds of kilometers wide. Many people call the asteroid itself as a meteor body, but when an asteroid survives the Earth after orbiting the Sun, it is called a meteorite. At the same time, the asteroids that burn with solar energy before hitting the Earth are called meteorites. This process goes on continuously. However, the incidence of an asteroid hitting the Earth in India is quite low.
The first asteroid was discovered in 1801
Asteroids are commonly found in the asteroid belt, which is a region found between Mars and Jupiter in the Solar System. This is the area where the asteroids revolve around the Sun. The first asteroid was discovered in the year 1801 by astronomer Giuseppe Piazzi. It is the largest asteroid ever discovered by space scientists.
Apart from keeping the main mystery about the origin of human life and the development of the Earth, asteroids are also believed to have abundant resources, which can be useful for the use of mankind.