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Asteroid strikes mapped

NASA released the map below in November 2014. Its purpose is to show the distribution of planet-sunken celestial bodies using the Near-Earth Object Observation Program data. The map represents all perceived asteroid impacts in the category 1-20 meters in diameter, i.e., the smallest celestial body.

Yellow spots are the daylight, while blue indicates the nighttime impacts on the map. From there, it is clear that we can not hide from the asteroids because the impacts are spread evenly across the Earth’s surface.

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