A surprise asteroid will give Earth a safe halloween flyby

Posted in Science on 19th Oct, 2015
by Alex Muller

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.

Five Missions That Will Help Stop an Asteroid Hitting Earth

Posted in Science on 10th Oct, 2015
by Alex Muller

Millions of rocky objects have orbits that bring them near Earth, but we have only found about 13,000 of them.

Moons crust as fractured as can be from a barrage of small asteroids

Posted in Science on 12th Sep, 2015
by Alex Muller

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.

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

Posted in Hardware on 17th Jul, 2015
by Alex Muller

Planetary Resources has deployed its first spacecraft test mission for several of the technologies required to hunt for asteroids.

Earth's colossal crater count complete

Posted in Science on 28th Jun, 2015
by Alex Muller

A new study suggests that all of the big impact craters on the planet's surface have been found, leaving none to be discovered.