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Tags results for 'asteroid'

Arkyd space telescope demonstrator will launch as early as April 2014

Posted in Hardware on 28th Oct, 2013 12:21 AM
by AlexMuller
Planetary Resources will advance its mission to mine resource rich near Earth asteroids by launching the Arkyd spacecraft.

United Nations Sets Up Armageddon Style Asteroid Defense

Posted in Science on 30th Oct, 2013 04:16 AM
by AlexMuller
The UN last week approved an advanced warning and deflection system regarding potentially hazardous NEOs (Near Earth Objects).

NASA powers up Orion spacecraft for the first time

Posted in Science on 3rd Nov, 2013 04:19 AM
by AlexMuller
Orion will be able to take humans farther than we’ve ever been before, eventually even to Mars.

Moon Surprise: Lunar Craters Are Bigger on Near Side

Posted in Science on 9th Nov, 2013 01:06 AM
by AlexMuller
Ancient asteroid impacts on the near side of the moon produced larger basins than those on the far side.

Planetary Resources explains how asteroid mining will open space for human colonization

Posted in Science on 24th Nov, 2013 03:07 AM
by AlexMuller
Orbit raises to Lunar landings are near infinitely more achievable when access is fueled by the resources present on asteroids.

NASA and Planetary Resources team up for asteroid detection

Posted in Business on 25th Nov, 2013 01:00 AM
by AlexMuller
After an asteroid exploded above Russia, scientists have scrambled to put systems in place that could identify such objects in the future.

Rogue asteroids may be the norm

Posted in Science on 3rd Feb, 2014 09:06 PM
by AlexMuller
The new asteroid map suggests that the early solar system may have undergone dramatic changes before the planets assumed their current alignment.

How NASA’s Plan to Capture an Asteroid is Crucial to Human Survival

Posted in Science on 18th Feb, 2014 03:29 AM
by AlexMuller
NASA has committed to an operation in which they will grab an asteroid and put it into lunar orbit in the 2020s.

'Biggest observed meteorite impact' hits Moon

Posted in Science on 24th Feb, 2014 11:18 PM
by AlexMuller
It was almost as bright as the Pole Star, which makes it the brightest impact event that we have recorded from Earth.

NASA plans to go fishing for asteroids with harpoon-like spacecraft

Posted in Hardware on 24th Feb, 2014 11:31 PM
by AlexMuller
Landing spacecraft on asteroids is a delicate, precise process. Harpooning, on the other hand, is the work of an instant.

Nasa seeks coders to hunt asteroids

Posted in Software on 12th Mar, 2014 12:24 AM
by AlexMuller
US space agency Nasa is seeking coders who could help prevent a global catastrophe by identifying asteroids that may crash into Earth.

Ancient Earth hammered by double space impact

Posted in Science on 20th Mar, 2014 04:17 AM
by AlexMuller
Researchers have outlined some of the best evidence yet for a double space impact, where an asteroid and its moon apparently struck Earth in tandem.

NASA: The Only Thing Stopping a City-Destroying Asteroid is Blind Luck

Posted in Science on 21st Apr, 2014 12:23 AM
by AlexMuller
The odds of a large-scale asteroid impact are actually three to ten times higher than we thought.

NASA outlines the path for getting humans to Mars

Posted in Science on 24th Apr, 2014 01:23 AM
by AlexMuller
This new plan outlines what steps we’ll take on the path to human exploration on Mars, making it a reality within the next 15 to 20 years.

Did an impact knock the Moon on its side?

Posted in Science on 9th May, 2014 10:49 PM
by AlexMuller
Some researchers are suggesting that the residual magnetic fields contain hints that the Moon was once flipped on its side by a violent event.

NASA Asteroid Initiative Funds 20 Companies To Capture Asteroid And Bring To The Moon

Posted in Science on 6th Jul, 2014 04:23 AM
by AlexMuller
$4.9 million dollars for the Asteroid Initiative with the goal of capturing and bringing an asteroid to Earth’s moon.

The future of space: Will we see a new space race?

Posted in Business on 23rd Jul, 2014 11:52 PM
by AlexMuller
US Eyes Asteroids as Other Nations Shoot for the Moon.

Near-Earth Asteroid Held Together by Unknown Force

Posted in Science on 17th Aug, 2014 02:38 AM
by AlexMuller
The new discovery suggests better ways to deflect an incoming space rock.

Japan Is Launching An Asteroid Mining Space Program

Posted in Business on 4th Sep, 2014 12:44 AM
by AlexMuller
NASA and numerous private space companies have also announced plans for asteroid mining projects.

NASA: Asteroid 2014 RC to safely fly past Earth

Posted in Science on 7th Sep, 2014 10:32 PM
by AlexMuller
The asteroid will be about one-tenth of the distance from Earth to the moon.

Meteorite leaves crater in Nicaraguan capital Managua

Posted in Science on 8th Sep, 2014 08:54 PM
by AlexMuller
Residents reported hearing a loud bang and feeling the impact, which left a crater 12m wide and 5m deep. The meteorite seemed to have broken off an asteroid passing close to Earth.

ESA's "fly-eye" telescope to watch for Earth-threatening asteroids

Posted in Hardware on 13th Sep, 2014 10:21 PM
by AlexMuller
The Flyeye telescope is designed to detect asteroids that pose a potential hazard to Earth.

Asteroid Act could unlock billions of dollars in asteroid mining

Posted in Business on 29th Sep, 2014 12:26 AM
by AlexMuller
Companies want to mine asteroids for fuel, and build filling stations in space. A bill now in front of the US Congress would help by allowing them to own what they discover.

Test Version of Planetary Resources Space telescope Scheduled to Launch Today

Posted in Hardware on 27th Oct, 2014 11:56 PM
by AlexMuller
More than 1,500 asteroids are as easy to reach as the Moon and are in similar orbits as Earth.

Earth's Early Atmosphere Obliterated by Space Rocks

Posted in Science on 7th Dec, 2014 12:42 AM
by AlexMuller
Scientists have long wondered the cause behind such dramatic atmospheric losses, and now a team from MIT may have found the answer.

Asteroid impacts may have sparked life on Earth

Posted in Science on 30th Dec, 2014 10:38 PM
by AlexMuller
New data suggests that ancient collisions may have released enough energy to form the building blocks of life.

How Off-World Mining Could Pay for Our First Space Colony

Posted in Science on 18th Feb, 2015 06:01 PM
by AlexMuller
Many of us dream of living on other planets, but are two things we'll need before it can actually happen: money and raw materials.

Giant Asteroid Collision May Have Radically Transformed Mars

Posted in Science on 3rd Mar, 2015 01:34 PM
by AlexMuller
A new study suggests that Mars was once hit by an asteroid so large that it melted nearly half of the planet’s surface.

NASA aims to capture and bring back an asteroid boulder by 2025

Posted in Science on 27th Mar, 2015 12:05 AM
by AlexMuller
In 10 years, our moon many get a tiny new moon.

Asteroid-Mining Company to Deploy 1st Satellite This Summer

Posted in Science on 9th May, 2015 10:02 PM
by AlexMuller
Planetary Resources' Arkyd-3R probe currently sits aboard the International Space Station and is scheduled to be deployed sometime in July.

Fresh evidence for how water reached Earth found in asteroid debris

Posted in Science on 10th May, 2015 10:40 PM
by AlexMuller
Water delivery via asteroids or comets is likely taking place in many other planetary systems, just as it happened on Earth.

Earth's colossal crater count complete

Posted in Science on 28th Jun, 2015 11:56 PM
by AlexMuller
A new study suggests that all of the big impact craters on the planet's surface have been found, leaving none to be discovered.

Asteroid-mining milestone: Planetary Resources deploys first spacecraft into orbit

Posted in Hardware on 17th Jul, 2015 11:40 PM
by AlexMuller
Planetary Resources has deployed its first spacecraft test mission for several of the technologies required to hunt for asteroids.

Startups are rocketing to the front of the space race

Posted in Business on 3rd Aug, 2015 08:11 PM
by AlexMuller
Capitalizing on the falling cost of launches and the miniaturization of satellites, startups are gearing up for the new space race under the moniker of NewSpace.

Moon’s crust as fractured as can be from a barrage of small asteroids

Posted in Science on 12th Sep, 2015 11:27 PM
by AlexMuller
Scientists believe that 4 billion years ago the moon took a severe beating, as an army of asteroids pelted it. Such impacts opened up a network of large seams beneath the surface.

Five Missions That Will Help Stop an Asteroid Hitting Earth

Posted in Science on 10th Oct, 2015 05:09 PM
by AlexMuller
Millions of rocky objects have orbits that bring them near Earth, but we have only found about 13,000 of them.

A surprise asteroid will give Earth a safe halloween flyby

Posted in Science on 19th Oct, 2015 10:14 PM
by AlexMuller
The asteroid was discovered less than two weeks ago using the Pan-STARRS array in Hawaii and is the largest object to so closely approach our planet in recent times.

Planetary Resources gets $12M in new backing for asteroid hunt

Posted in Science on 23rd Oct, 2015 12:37 AM
by AlexMuller
Planetary Resources, company that aims to mine rare metals and scarce water on asteroids, has raised $12 million in new capital, according to a regulatory filing Wednesday.

Mass extinctions linked to comet and asteroid showers

Posted in Science on 24th Oct, 2015 08:52 AM
by AlexMuller
Mass extinctions occurring over the past 260 million years were likely caused by comet and asteroid showers.

United States Senate votes to legalize space mining

Posted in Science on 12th Nov, 2015 04:40 PM
by AlexMuller
"Many years from now, we will view this pivotal moment in time as a major step toward humanity becoming a multi-planetary species," said Planetary Resources

Congress Says Yes to Space Mining, No to Rocket Regulations

Posted in Business on 18th Nov, 2015 05:58 PM
by AlexMuller
The bill protects private spaceflight from regulatory oversight, and lets entrepreneurs keep whatever nonliving treasures they find out there.

Bill Recognizing Asteroid Property Rights signed into Law

Posted in Business on 27th Nov, 2015 09:29 PM
by AlexMuller
'A hundred years from now, humanity will look at this period in time as the point in which we were able to establish a permanent foothold in space' said Peter Diamandis.

The New Space Race Is Heating Up: Asteroid Mining, Reusable Rockets, and Water on Mars

Posted in Science on 9th Dec, 2015 12:10 AM
by AlexMuller
With growing access to large sums of private risk capital, and powerful exponential technologies, the pace of progress is accelerating.

Comets, not asteroids, pose the real danger to Earth from space

Posted in Science on 26th Dec, 2015 10:00 PM
by AlexMuller
The threat comes in the form of giant comets known as centaurs, are up to 100 km large and more massive than all of the near-Earth asteroids discovered thus far combined.

Luxembourg to support space mining

Posted in Business on 3rd Feb, 2016 03:49 PM
by AlexMuller
The government intends to get behind the mining of asteroids in space. It is going to support R&D in technologies and may even invest directly in some companies.

How did sea creatures survive the dinosaurs' extinction?

Posted in Science on 14th Apr, 2016 09:22 PM
by AlexMuller
Algae and microorganisms would have survived a massive asteroid and acted as a food source for other creatures.

An engine for Mars: Aerojet wins $67M NASA contract for solar electric propulsion

Posted in Business on 22nd Apr, 2016 02:36 AM
by AlexMuller
Electric propulsion systems are expected to send astronauts to Mars and its moons starting in the 2030s.

Luxembourg announces plans to launch an asteroid mining rig into orbit

Posted in Business on 7th May, 2016 06:12 PM
by AlexMuller
Luxembourg aims to be a leading asteroid miner, and Obama signed a bill that allows companies to mine resources from space.

For the first time a country has invested heavily in space mining

Posted in Science on 4th Jun, 2016 08:20 PM
by AlexMuller
Luxembourg announced on Friday it was opening a $225 million line of credit for space companies to set up their European headquarters within its borders.

Vast asteroid created 'Man in Moon's eye' crater

Posted in Science on 22nd Jul, 2016 12:40 AM
by AlexMuller
One of the Moon's biggest craters was created by an asteroid more than 250km (150 miles) across, a study suggests.

NASA Just Successfully Launched a Spacecraft to an Asteroid

Posted in Science on 9th Sep, 2016 12:01 PM
by AlexMuller
The first step in a seven-year journey that will eventually bring us back several spoonfuls worth of dirt from an asteroid.

NASA asteroid probe may find clues to origins of life on Earth

Posted in Science on 11th Sep, 2016 10:38 AM
by AlexMuller
Water ice and organic materials, which are key compounds that may have made Earth habitable or even given life its start.

NASA's New 'Intruder Alert' System Spots An Incoming Asteroid

Posted in Science on 31st Oct, 2016 11:08 PM
by AlexMuller
It's constantly scanning data from telescopes to see if there are any reports of so-called Near Earth Objects.

Asteroid strike made 'instant Himalayas'

Posted in Science on 19th Nov, 2016 12:15 PM
by AlexMuller
At one stage, a mountain higher than Everest was thrown up before collapsing back into a smaller range of peaks.

Planetary Resources And Luxembourg target 2020 asteroid mining mission

Posted in Hardware on 20th Nov, 2016 01:00 PM
by AlexMuller
Core hardware and software technologies developed at Planetary Resources were tested on orbit last year.

Water Ice Found On Dwarf Planet Ceres, Hidden in Permanent Shadow

Posted in Science on 16th Dec, 2016 07:48 AM
by AlexMuller
Just like the moon and Mercury, Ceres has cold pockets of perpetual darkness on its surface where researchers have now detected ice.

US publishes Near Earth asteroid defense plan

Posted in Science on 8th Jan, 2017 12:32 PM
by AlexMuller
Seven strategic goals underpin the effort to enhance the Nation's preparedness to impacts:

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