US publishes Near Earth asteroid defense plan

Posted in Science on 8th Jan, 2017
by Alex Muller

Seven strategic goals underpin the effort to enhance the Nation's preparedness to impacts:

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

Posted in Science on 16th Dec, 2016
by Alex Muller

Just like the moon and Mercury, Ceres has cold pockets of perpetual darkness on its surface where researchers have now detected ice.

Planetary Resources And Luxembourg target 2020 asteroid mining mission

Posted in Hardware on 20th Nov, 2016
by Alex Muller

Core hardware and software technologies developed at Planetary Resources were tested on orbit last year.

Asteroid strike made 'instant Himalayas'

Posted in Science on 19th Nov, 2016
by Alex Muller

At one stage, a mountain higher than Everest was thrown up before collapsing back into a smaller range of peaks.

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

Posted in Science on 31st Oct, 2016
by Alex Muller

It's constantly scanning data from telescopes to see if there are any reports of so-called Near Earth Objects.