30th June (’22): International Asteroid Day

Asteroid Day (also known as International Asteroid Day) is an annual global event which is held on the anniversary of the Tunguska event in 1908, when an asteroid leveled about 2,150 square kilometres (830 sq mi) of forest in Siberia. The United Nations has proclaimed it be observed globally on June 30 every year in its resolution. Asteroid Day aims to raise awareness about asteroids and what can be done to protect the Earth, its families, communities, and future generations from a catastrophic event.


Asteroid Day was co-founded by Stephen Hawking, filmmaker Grigorij Richters, B612 Foundation president Danica Remy, Apollo 9 astronaut Rusty Schweickart, and Brian May, Queen guitarist and astrophysicist. Over 200 astronauts, scientists, technologists and artists, including Richard Dawkins, Bill Nye, Peter Gabriel, Jim Lovell, Apollo 11 astronaut Michael Collins, Alexei Leonov, Bill Anders, Kip Thorne, Lord Martin Rees, Chris Hadfield, Rusty Schweickart and Brian Cox co-signed the Asteroid Day declaration. Asteroid Day was officially launched on December 3, 2014. In February 2014, Brian May began working with Grigorij Richters, director of the film 51 Degrees North, the story of a fictional asteroid impact on London and the human condition resulting from such an event. May composed the music for the film. After screening the film at the 2014 Starmus Festival, Remy, Schweickart, Richters and May co-founded Asteroid Day in October 2014 which they officially announced during a press conference with Lord Martin Rees, Rusty Schweickart, Ed Lu, Thomas Jones, Ryan Watt and Bill Nye. The event was live streamed from the Science Museum in London, the California Academy of Sciences, New York and São Paulo. On Asteroid Day 2017, minor planet 248750 (discoverer M. Dawson) was officially named Asteroidday by the International Astronomical Union.

Asteroid Day declaration
The workgroup of Asteroid Day created a declaration known as the “100X Declaration”, which appeals to all scientists and technologists who support the idea of saving the earth from asteroids. Today, the 100X Declaration has been signed by more than 22,000 private citizens,[clarification needed] including those who are not specialists.

Radar images and a computer model of an asteroid
Although more than 1,000,000 asteroids have the potential to strike the Earth, only about one percent have been discovered.[citation needed] The 100X Declaration calls for increasing the asteroid discovery rate to 100,000 (or 100x) per year within the next 10 years. It is hoped that this will bolster efforts for addressing potential strikes.

♬ Post Malone – I like you (A Happier Song)

Lyric

Ooh, ooh, ooh
Ooh, ooh
Ooh, girl, I like you, I do
I wanna be your friend, go shoppin’ in a Benz
I like you, I do
I’ll hit you when I land, can you fit me in your plans?
I like you, I do
We went over to France and we woke up in Japan
I like you, I do (I do, mm, mm)
Oh, girl, I know you only like it fancy (fancy)
So I pull up in that Maybach Candy
Yeah, your boyfriend’ll never understand me (understand me)
‘Cause I’m ’bout to pull this girl like a hammy, hammy (wow)
Let’s take a lil’ dip, lil’ lady
Hit PCH, one-eighty
Hey, I’ve been thinkin’ lately
That I need someone to save me
Now that I’m famous, I got hoes all around me
But I need a good girl, I need someone to ground me
So please be true, don’t fuck around with me
I need someone to share this heart with me
Feel you up, then run it back again (run it back again)
Ooh, girl, I like you, I do (I do)
I wanna be your friend, go shoppin’ in a Benz (woo)
I like you, I do (I do)
I’ll hit you when I land, can you fit me in your plans?
I like you, I do (mm, I do)
We went over to France and we woke up in Japan
I like you, I do (mm, mm, I do)
Let me know when you’re free
‘Cause I’ve been tryna hit it all week, babe
Why you actin’ all sweet?
I know that you want lil’ ol me
I get a little OD
But ain’t shit new to a freak
Lemme drop bands, put a jewel in your teeth
He love the way I drip, turn that pool to the beach
And I coulda copped the Birkin but I cop Céline
Why we got the same taste for the finer things?
Brand new nigga with the same old team
Now he got me on a leash ’cause we said no strings
You know I’m cool with that
Stole the pussy, you ain’t get sued for that (get sued, sued)
Wonder what a nigga might do for that (do, might do)
I could be your Chaka, where Rufus at? (Where?)
Eighty in the Benz when the roof go back, ayy
They don’t wanna see us get too attached, ayy
I just got a feelin’ that we might be friends for a long, long time
Your mine, and you know I like you for that
Ooh, girl, I like you, I do (I do)
I wanna be your friend, go shoppin’ in a Benz
I like you, I do (I do)
I’ll hit you when I land, can you fit me in your plans? (Fit me in your plans)
I like you, I do (I do)
We went over to France and we woke up in Japan
I like you, I do (I do, mm, I do)
I just want you, I just want you
Your heart’s so big but that ass is huge
Just want you, oh baby
Do you like me too? (Yeah, I like you too)
Ooh, girl, I like you, I do (I do)
I wanna be your friend, go shoppin’ in a Benz
I like you, I do (I do, mm, I do)
I like you
I wanna be your girlfriend, baby