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NASA's asteroid sample mission gets go-ahead

Littleton - An innovative NASA space mission with the ambitious aim of collecting samples from an asteroid in 2018 was given the green light, Wednesday.
In the Media by Robert Myles - 1 comment

Six-tailed asteroid baffles scientists

It's been described as looking like a "rotating lawn sprinkler" and "definitely freakish," but there's one thing NASA scientists agree on concerning a newly-discovered asteroid — they're not quite sure how it exists.
In the Media by Michael Thomas - 1 comment

Earth's water probably came from early asteroid strikes

There is a strong possibility that asteroid strikes, which occurred over a billion years ago, gave Earth a very good portion of its water.
In the Media by Andrew Ellis - 4 comments

How a spot of re-decoration might avert an asteroid collision

A theoretical solution using a coat of paint could prevent a future near-Earth asteroid attack, according to a student whose novel solution won a 2012 ‘Move an Asteroid’ technical paper competition.
In the Media by Robert Myles - 1 comment

Deep Space Industries plans to mine near-Earth asteroids by 2025

A firm called Deep Space Industries was launched Tuesday. The company plans to pioneer efforts to colonize other parts of our solar system by building robotic spacecraft that can mine precious metals like nickel and platinum from near-Earth asteroids.
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus - 1 comment

Mysterious fireball streaks across Texas sky

San Antonio - A ball of fire streaked across the sky at daytime in Texas last week. Thousands of Texans witnessed the incident. The ball of fire burned so brightly in the sky that one San Antonio resident described it as "like a little piece of the sun falling."
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus - 5 comments

NASA's Chandra detects Milky Way's black hole devours asteroids

NASA astronomers say a supermassive black hole called Sagittarius A* at the center of the Milky Way may be vaporizing and devouring asteroids. This, the experts say, could explain the frequent flares observed in the center of the Milky Way.
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus - 3 comments

NEOShield to address global threat of near-Earth objects

Recent cases of close approaches to the Earth by space bodies called near-Earth objects (NEOs) have lead to the emergence of a new international effort to address the threat posed by these celestial flotsam.
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus

Passing asteroid caught on camera

Remanzacco - Two Italian amateur astronomers, Ernesto Guido and Giovanni Sostero, have managed to photograph one of the two asteroids that passed close to Earth on Sept. 8.
In the Media by Lee Labuschagne - 2 comments

Universal to make Asteroids! the Movie

Universal Studios has won the bidding war for the next game to movie adaption; accept this time they can't get the story wrong.
In the Media by David Goldsmith - 3 comments
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