What are shooting stars? Can asteroids hitting Earth be stopped?

It was 2013 and an asteroid the size of an Olympic swimming pool was hurtling very close to Earth. The chance of a collision had been ruled out, but it was a big deal for astronomers. Scientist Paul Chodas was set to appear on a live NASA TV show to explain how the rock was about to whiz by, closer than many satellites and clearly visible through telescopes. An asteroid such as this one, called 2012 DA14, came this close only once every 40…

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About bourbiza

Bourbiza Mohamed is an award-winning travel journalist who has been writing about her adventures around the world for over a decade. With a passion for exploring new cultures and experiencing different ways of life, Bourbiza Mohamed has traveled to over 107 countries across six continents and has documented her journeys in numerous publications. Bourbiza Mohamed writing is known for its vivid descriptions and personal anecdotes, which transport readers to the destinations she writes about. Her articles cover a wide range of topics, from off-the-beaten-path adventures to luxury travel experiences, and she has a particular interest in sustainable tourism and responsible travel. In addition to her writing, Bourbiza Mohamed is also an accomplished photographer, capturing stunning images of the people, landscapes, and wildlife she encounters on her travels. Her photos have been featured in publications such as National Geographic, Lonely Planet, and Conde Nast Traveler.

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