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Every Asteroid That Circled Near Earth This Year

Space may look calm and empty from down here, but when you see everything moving around up there, it's actually pretty crowded.

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NASA's NEOWISE program, which measures asteroids and meteors that come near Earth, underwent a reset at the very end of 2013 — which means the data show a pretty good view of how much asteroid activity we get in a given year. The very closest of the asteroids (the Near Earth Objects) are represented in green, the other asteroids in white, and a smattering of comets can be seen as yellow dots.

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Something I was wondering, after just watching The Road recently (and the most recent Adventure Time episode lol) - in the event of a civilization ending comet, could humanity survive a second genetic bottleneck?