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Researchers study distances from Earth, the use of nuclear weapons to destroy … – Iowa State Daily


Researchers study distances from Earth, the use of nuclear weapons to destroy
Iowa State Daily
Bong Wie, director of the Asteroid Deflection Research Center, works with graduate students in aerospace engineering Ben Zimmerman, left, Joshua Lyzhoft, and George Vardaxis, right, to study asteroid deflection and ways to predict and destroy asteroids …

Posted on 21 October 2014 | 5:07 pm

Nuke the asteroid aggressors? – Charleston Post Courier


Nuke the asteroid aggressors?
Charleston Post Courier
In this frame grab made from dashboard camera vide shows a meteor streaking through the sky over Chelyabinsk, about 930 miles east of Moscow, Friday, Feb. 15, 2013. After a surprise meteor hit Earth at 42,000 mph and exploded over a Russian city in …

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Posted on 21 October 2014 | 3:44 pm

How to grip an asteroid – Phys.Org


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How to grip an asteroid
Phys.Org
That makes it a good candidate to be included in the robotic capture phase of NASA's Asteroid Redirect Mission, which aims to capture an asteroid and haul it into lunar orbit where robotic and manned missions could study it more easily. One of two

Posted on 21 October 2014 | 1:48 pm

NASA Langley helps build a robot to fetch an asteroid, put it into orbit … – Daily Press


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NASA Langley helps build a robot to fetch an asteroid, put it into orbit
Daily Press
NASA plans to launch a robotic mission in a few years to capture a small asteroid, haul it home and redirect it into a stable orbit around the moon. Then astronauts will fly up to study it, conducting spacewalks farther from Earth than ever before
Earth at risk after cuts close comet-spotting program, scientists warnThe Guardian
Earth Left with Huge Blind Spot After Comet-spotting Program's Funding Gets CutChinatopix
UA Scientists Go for "One in a Million" Shot of Comet As It Passes MarsTucson Weekly
Onislam.net -Crikey (blog)
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Posted on 17 October 2014 | 9:01 pm

First step toward asteroid mining: Planetary Resources set to launch test … – Puget Sound Business Journal (Seattle)


First step toward asteroid mining: Planetary Resources set to launch test
Puget Sound Business Journal (Seattle)
Planetary Resources is set to launch its first satellite Oct. 24, a significant step in the Redmond company's ambitious goal of mining precious metals and water from asteroids. The first satellite Akryd 3 satellite won't do any of that, however. It won

Posted on 16 October 2014 | 6:50 pm

Asteroid Mining Could Become a Reality in Our Lifetimes. Is It Even Legal? – Slate Magazine


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Asteroid Mining Could Become a Reality in Our Lifetimes. Is It Even Legal?
Slate Magazine
There's gold in them thar skies, or at least some platinum and a substantial amount of water, according to hopeful space prospectors. Over the past several years, a few companies have announced plans to mine asteroids. If successful, they could

Posted on 15 October 2014 | 6:54 pm

Asteroid lander seeks clues to how Earth formed – Columbus Dispatch


Asteroid lander seeks clues to how Earth formed
Columbus Dispatch
Ever wonder what it would be like to walk around on an asteroid? The first-ever soft landing of a space probe onto an asteroid is scheduled for Nov. 12. Although Bruce Willis won't be aboard, the robot-lander will still give us a pretty good idea of

Posted on 12 October 2014 | 12:49 pm

Say hello to Asteroid 2014 OL339, Earth’s quasi-moon – Tech Times


Tech Times

Say hello to Asteroid 2014 OL339, Earth's quasi-moon
Tech Times
Essentially, it's an asteroid that's entered Earth's orbit and is subsequently affected by the planet's gravitational pull. It starts to look like it's orbiting the Earth as it is close to the planet, much like the Moon. In reality, its orbit is geared

Posted on 8 October 2014 | 10:46 am

US Takes Asteroid Threat Seriously – Wall Street Journal


Wall Street Journal

US Takes Asteroid Threat Seriously
Wall Street Journal
Early last year, an asteroid exploded in the skies near Chelyabinsk, Russia. That object—estimated to be nearly 20 meters in size and carrying a force of more than 400,000 tons of TNT—injured several hundred people, mostly as a result of flying
NASA reveals details of mission to capture and bring asteroid near EarthGizmodo
A looming asteroid threat isn't bringing Russian and American scientists togetherRussia Beyond the Headlines
US stores old nukes…to fight off asteroid threatsRT
Daily Mail -Tech Times -Business Insider
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Posted on 30 September 2014 | 11:27 pm

The companies vying to turn asteroids into filling stations – BBC News


BBC News

The companies vying to turn asteroids into filling stations
BBC News
Private 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 – but it might, if passed, meet stiff international opposition. Chris
The Only Thing Holding Back Asteroid Mining Is… LawyersHuffington Post UK

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Posted on 27 September 2014 | 11:16 pm

Asteroid – Yahoo News Search Results

How to grip an asteroid

For someone like Edward Fouad, a junior at Caltech who has always been interested in robotics and mechanical engineering, it was an ideal project: help develop robotic technology that could one day fly on a NASA mission to visit and sample an asteroid.

Posted on 21 October 2014 | 2:13 pm

Powering cislunar spaceflight with NEO powder

NASA's Asteroid Redirect Mission plans to use xenon as the propellant for ion propulsion systems that will nudge a small asteroid into lunar orbit. Ronald Menich argues that using NEO materials themselves is a more sustainable approach to developing long-term cislunar infrastructure.

Posted on 20 October 2014 | 7:07 pm

Researchers study distances from Earth, the use of nuclear weapons to destroy anticipated asteroids

On Feb. 15, 2013, an asteroid exploded over Russia that was believed to be 19 meters in diameter.

Posted on 20 October 2014 | 5:02 am

NASA Langley helps build robot to fetch an asteroid | With Video

Before American astronauts go to Mars, they first have to grapple with an asteroid.

Posted on 18 October 2014 | 10:23 am

Lutetia's dark side hosts hidden crater

The inferred location of Suspicio crater on the unseen southern hemisphere of asteroid Lutetia (marked in blue). The hidden crater could be up to 45 km in diameter – the blue outlines correspond to diameter estimates of 15, 30 and 45 km, respectively.

Posted on 10 October 2014 | 1:42 am

NASA to Unveil New Engineering Center and Demo Asteroid Redirect Hardware

NASA to Unveil New Engineering Center and Demo Asteroid Redirect Hardware

Posted on 9 October 2014 | 8:24 pm

Rosetta Probe Finds Impact Evidence On Asteroid Lutetia

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online A new analysis of images captured by the European Space Agency’s Rosetta spacecraft has revealed new details about the history of asteroid Lutetia and found evidence of a hidden impact crater on a part of the asteroid’s southern hemisphere which is hidden from view. Rosetta flew past the 62-mile wide Lutetia in July 2010 on the way to its …

Posted on 9 October 2014 | 11:18 am

Six New Papers Detail NASA's Asteroid Redirect Mission On Journey To Mars

NASA Headquarters To meet NASA's goal of sending humans to Mars , the agency plans to test a number of new spaceflight capabilities in the 2020s through an innovative mission to redirect an asteroid to orbit the moon and send humans to explore it. Six new papers by NASA engineers and officials detail ways this Asteroid Redirect Mission (ARM) and planned advances in new technologies will directly …

Posted on 3 October 2014 | 8:19 pm

When a Giant Asteroid Impact Created Its Own Magma

The Sudbury Basin in Ontario contains the remnants of a massive asteroid impact that occurred ~1.8 billion years ago. The post When a Giant Asteroid Impact Created Its Own Magma appeared first on WIRED .

Posted on 26 September 2014 | 3:30 pm

Asteroid Named For University Of Utah Makes Public Debut

Lee J. Siegel, University of Utah What’s rocky, about a mile wide, orbits between Mars and Jupiter and poses no threat to Earth? An asteroid named “Univofutah” after the University of Utah. Discovered on Sept. 8, 2008, by longtime Utah astronomy educator Patrick Wiggins, the asteroid also known as 391795 (2008 RV77) this month was renamed Univofutah by the International Astronomical Union’s …

Posted on 25 September 2014 | 3:07 pm