In movies and media (and history) asteroids are often depicted as apocalyptic. While the plausible threat may be overstated, a true asteroid impact could wreak havoc. It’s important we study and monitor these minor planets. On the far less bleak side, Asteroids are a fascinating feature of our solar system.
“Asteroid Day brings the global space community together, to educate and learn about space, the history of our solar system, the future of space exploration, and planetary defense,” Markus Payer, Chair of the Asteroid Foundation said. “We want to attract the public and young people to this sector which plays an increasingly important role in the development of our economy and society. We thank our sponsors and partners and look forward to making Asteroid Day 2023 another success.”
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Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, TinyGO, or even use the Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.
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