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Asteroids are being described and tracked, including ones that someday may strike Earth.

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    Asteroids

    Asteroids

    by CK-12 //basic
    Describes characteristics of asteroids.
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  • Video
    Asteroid Hunters

    Asteroid Hunters

    by CK-12 //basic
    Thousands of objects, including comets and asteroids, are zooming around our solar system; some could be on a collision course with Earth. This video explores how these Near Earth Objects are being tracked and what scientists are saying should be done to prevent a deadly impact.
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  • Downloadable Quiz
    Asteroids Quiz - MS ES

    Asteroids Quiz - MS ES

    by CK-12 //basic
    Reviews characteristics of asteroids.
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  • Real World Application
    Could We Stop a Killer?

    Could We Stop a Killer?

    by CK-12 //basic
    There are three categories of actions that humans could take to keep an asteroid from hitting Earth. None is very practical.
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  • Real World Application
    Adopt An Asteroid

    Adopt An Asteroid

    by CK-12 //basic
    Explains how NASA plans to capture an asteroid and put it into orbit around the moon for study.
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