Artist's illustration of a large asteroid that is equipped with the earth.
NASA has a plan to protect the Earth from death with the asteroid, and the space agency will expose the world today (June 20). But do not panic yet, NASA says there is no known asteroid threat right now.
The report, called the National Near-Earth Object Preparedness Strategy and Action Plan, describes what NASA will do over the next ten years to protect the Earth from potentially dangerous near-earth objects. [Potentially Dangerous Asteroids in Images]
"While no known NEOs currently pose significant risk of impact, the report is an important step in addressing a nationwide response to future risks." NASA officials said in a statement.
Today's teleconference will include presentations from: [ Lindley Johnson, Planetary Defense Coordination Office, NASA Headquarters, Washington;
NASA and scientists around the world regularly track asteroids in space to search for space stones that could once endanger the earth.