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World Asteroid Day 2021: History, significance, all you need to know

30/06/2021 06:36 PM | Click to read full article

World Asteroid Day is observed on 30 June every year around the world. The day is celebrated to raise awareness about the harmful effects of asteroids on Earth and the measures that should be taken about the risks and impacts.

This special day was designated by the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) as the anniversary of the Tunguska impact over Siberia. For the unversed, Tunguska is the largest asteroid so far that had an impact on the earth.