Vredefort, South Africa (ø300km) │ Sudbury, Canada (ø250km) │ Chicxulub, Mexico (ø180km)│ Woodleigh, Australia (ø160km) │ Kara, Russia (ø120km) │ Source: University of New Brunswick
The Perseid meteor shower is as regular as clockwork. It peaks August 12, same as last year. This time we can expect to see twice as many shooting stars, perhaps even a "double peak." But there's loads we don't know.
As a humble Earth-bound species, humanity has been lucky enough to avoid major asteroid collisions. As we take our first steps into space, scientists are working on ways to protect Earth – before our luck runs out.
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