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Asteroid Day

"Asteroids remind us that the cosmos is both a place of incredible beauty and potentially devastating power. Each one is a relic of the early solar system, holding clues to our past and the keys to our future survival."

Ka-boom! Asteroid Day marks the morning of June 30, 1908, when a massive explosion took place near the Stony Tunguska Eiver in Siberia, generally attributed to an air burst of a stony meteoroid about 100 meters in size. Though classified as an “impact event”, there is no known crater, but this event leveled a forested area of over 830 square miles! The NASA Near Earth Object Surveyor (NEO Surveyor) mission is an upcoming space telescope designed to detect and track near-Earth objects (NEOs) that could potentially pose a threat to our planet. NEO Surveyor will be equipped with an infrared telescope, allowing it to detect asteroids and comets that are difficult to observe with traditional optical telescopes. The colours and threadcount of this tartan encode special aspects of this mission: Blue for large radius objects; Black for the telescope; Red, Black, and Dark red for the filter bandpasses; Black for 12 year mission; Blue and Light Blue for the detectors; and Yellow and Black for the first mission proposal submitted in 2006. ❤️ 💙 🖤 💛 🤍 🌎 ☄️ 🛰️

Joseph Masiero and Craig McMurtry designed this tartan to commemorate the NASA mission Near Earth Object Surveyor. The thread count relates to aspects of the mission: 70 blue for 70m radius objects; 25 black for 25cm radius telescope; 12 red 8 black 40 dark red for the NC1 and NC2 filter bandpasses; 12 black for 12 year mission; 4 blue 4 light blue for the NC1 and NC2 detectors and 2 yellow and 6 black for the first mission proposal submitted in 2006.

For more on this mission, click the artist's conception of a near asteroid!

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