Asteroid impacts may have sparked life on Earth

Posted in Science on 30th Dec, 2014
by Alex Muller

New data suggests that ancient collisions may have released enough energy to form the building blocks of life.

Earth's Early Atmosphere Obliterated by Space Rocks

Posted in Science on 7th Dec, 2014
by Alex Muller

Scientists have long wondered the cause behind such dramatic atmospheric losses, and now a team from MIT may have found the answer.

Test Version of Planetary Resources Space telescope Scheduled to Launch Today

Posted in Hardware on 27th Oct, 2014
by Alex Muller

More than 1,500 asteroids are as easy to reach as the Moon and are in similar orbits as Earth.

Asteroid Act could unlock billions of dollars in asteroid mining

Posted in Business on 29th Sep, 2014
by Alex Muller

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.

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

Posted in Hardware on 13th Sep, 2014
by Alex Muller

The Flyeye telescope is designed to detect asteroids that pose a potential hazard to Earth.