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A giant asteroid took out the dinosaurs 66 million years ago. Could a big meteor hit Earth again? And if we find one coming our way, how can we use science to avoid a deadly asteroid or meteorite impact?

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References/Learn More:

Impact Earth! Simulator: https://www.purdue.edu/impactearth/

Thanks to Destin for letting us use a clip from Smarter Every Day #84! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-NLBtZKx2cA

National Academies report: “Defending Earth” https://www.nap.edu/catalog/12842/defending-planet-earth-near-earth-object-surveys-and-hazard-mitigation

3D asteroid simulation www.asterank.com/3d/

NASA’s near-Earth object program http://neo.jpl.nasa.gov/

Facts about asteroids from NASA http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/asteroids/overview/fastfacts.html

Great meteor/meteorite FAQ http://www.amsmeteors.org/meteor-showers/meteor-faq/

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