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How feasible is space mining ?

Can Eric Anderson and Chris Lewicki of Planetary Resources actually succeed in mining asteroids ? The idea seems simple in principal but just how fea…

Asteroid mining plans emerge

A group of entrepreneurs are planning to use robots to mine precious materials from nearby asteroids. Famous names involved in the ambitious project i…

Water carrying asteroids are common

New research has suggested that water carried on asteroids is a lot more common than believed. The idea that water can be carried around the cosmos fr…

Zap the Internet with Asteroids

With this web toy (also known as a Javascript bookmarklet), you can turn any website into your own game of Asteroids. Drag the script to your toolbar, then activate it to begin shooting stuff on the page. You can see how I vaporized our Neatobot! Not that I would ever advocate doing that, but I [...]

Mysterious object in space observed

This unusual object is believed to be a pattern of trailing debris following a collision between two asteroids in space. It looks like something out o…

Earth not adequately protected against asteroids

The National Academy of Sciences has stated that more needs to be done to address the threat of asteroids. A new report has claimed that not enough is…

Did India asteroid kill the dinosaurs ?

Scientists now believe the dinosaurs may have died off due to not one but two giant asteroids colliding with the Earth a few hundred thousand year…