The Queen guitarist signs declaration warning of dangers from asteroids...

TAGS:

The Queen guitarist signs declaration warning of dangers from asteroids…

Brian May is among a number of high-profile names who have signed a declaration calling for Asteroid Awareness Day.

According to a report published in today’s Guardian, May along with astronauts and scientists from around the world have joined forces to combat potential threats posed by an asteroid strike.

Their plans include a live concert and an awareness day.

Signed by Lord Rees, the astronomer royal, Ed Lu, a former shuttle astronaut, and May, the declaration calls for a speeding up of the search for dangerous asteroids and the adoption of Asteroid Awareness Day on 30 June 2015.

The awareness day, which the Guardian notes may involve a Live Aid-style concert, coincides with the anniversary of an asteroid strike in 1908 in Tunguska in Siberia.

Visit our dedicated features section, with plenty of our best long pieces archived there. You can find it here.

Uncut is available as a digital edition! Download here on your iPad/iPhone and here on your Kindle Fire or Nook.