Asteroid 2015 TB145 will be making a close approach to the Earth on Halloween. The asteroid was discovered by the PanSTARRS team, and first noticed by Rob Weryk from London, ON who is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Hawaii.

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In this case study, students will analyze video and print resources to explore the characteristics and potential effects of near-space objects in our solar system on the Earth.

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This video explores the asteroid blast over Siberia in 1908 known as the Tunguska Event. See what the site looked like when the first scientists arrived to study the effects of the blast.

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What happened in the skies over Siberia on June 30, 1908? This video shows what the site looked like on the 100th anniversary of the mysterious explosion, which scientists think was caused by an asteroid or comet entering the Earth’s atmosphere.

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To celebrate Asteroid Day, we’re highlighting some resources on CurioCity that can help you learn more about asteroids.

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In February 2013, a stunning sight in the sky over Russia made international headlines. The light of an asteroid hurtling toward Earth was brighter than the sun.

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The dinosaurs died off after a massive asteroid strike with a billion times more energy than the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima. A team at NASA studies the impact to learn more

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Astrophysicist Brian May (who also happens to be lead guitarist for the rock band Queen) talks about Asteroid Day (June 30), an event designed to raise awareness of the threat to Earth from asteroids. Learn more at asteroidday.org.

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CurioCity resources which align with Quebec's Secondary I & II Science and Technology content area on the Earth and Space (Astronomical Phenomena).

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CurioCity resources which align with the New Brunswick Grade 9 Science Curriculum Unit on Space Exploration.

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