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Asteroid miners to launch first private space telescope – New Scientist


Asteroid miners to launch first private space telescope
New Scientist
It may be one small step – but it could be a giant leap for the commercial exploitation of space. On 27 October, private space company Planetary Resources hopes to place its first spacecraft into Earth orbit, the first step towards its goal of mining

Posted on 24 October 2014 | 5:15 pm

Strange Triple Asteroid System Observed – The Daily Galaxy (blog)


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Strange Triple Asteroid System Observed
The Daily Galaxy (blog)
“Combined observations from small and large telescopes provide a unique opportunity to understand the nature of this complex and enigmatic triple asteroid system,” said Franck Marchis, senior research scientist at the Carl Sagan Center of the SETI
New insights on the origin of the triple asteroid system (87) SylviaPhys.Org

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Posted on 24 October 2014 | 4:53 pm

The abundance of water in asteroid fragments – Phys.Org


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The abundance of water in asteroid fragments
Phys.Org
These meteorites are a subset of the achondrite meteorites, which are stony meteorites that do not have any chondrites (round grains that were formed from molten droplets of material floating around in space before being incorporated into an asteroid).

Posted on 24 October 2014 | 11:40 am

‘One of the largest cosmic catastrophes in the solar system’s history … – Daily Mail


Daily Mail

'One of the largest cosmic catastrophes in the solar system's history
Daily Mail
Craters from a double asteroid strike, described as 'one of the largest cosmic catastrophes' in the history of the solar system, have been uncovered in Sweden. A team, led by Jens Ormoe of the Centre for Astrobiology in Madrid, Spain, carried out
Earth hit by double asteroids 458 million years agoMSN News
Craters mark double asteroid impact on early EarthABC Science Online
Earth banged with Asteroid 'doublet' 458 million years agoCustoms Today Newspaper

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Posted on 24 October 2014 | 10:50 am

Space: In Rare Event Asteroid Doublet Hit Earth 458 Million Years Ago – International Business Times UK


Space: In Rare Event Asteroid Doublet Hit Earth 458 Million Years Ago
International Business Times UK
The potential for danger from asteroid bombardments cannot be underestimated even though most of the smaller objects burn out in the atmosphere. As recently as last year, an 18-metre wide object exploded in the skies above Russia causing much damage …

Posted on 24 October 2014 | 7:26 am

Asteroid 2014 SC324 Zips By Earth Friday Afternoon – Tips on How to See it – Universe Today


Universe Today

Asteroid 2014 SC324 Zips By Earth Friday Afternoon – Tips on How to See it
Universe Today
If partial eclipses and giant sunspots aren't your thing, how about a close flyby of an Earth-approaching asteroid? 2014 SC324 was discovered on September 30 this year by the Mt. Lemmon Survey high in the Catalina Mountains north of Tucson, Arizona.

Posted on 23 October 2014 | 8:07 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
Tracking killer comets before they strikePBS NewsHour
Earth Left with Huge Blind Spot After Comet-spotting Program's Funding Gets CutChinatopix

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Posted on 17 October 2014 | 9:01 pm

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


Slate Magazine

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

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
US stores old nukes…to fight off asteroid threatsRT
A looming asteroid threat isn't bringing Russian and American scientists togetherRussia Beyond the Headlines
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

Research: Earth hit by double asteroids 458 million years ago

Paris, France— Some 458 million years ago, Earth was whacked in a double asteroid strike, leaving craters visible in Sweden today, space scientists reported on Thursday. The event, they said, can be traced to ‘’one of the largest cosmic catastrophes’’ in the history of the solar system – a mighty collision in the asteroid belt around 12 million years earlier. …

Posted on 25 October 2014 | 5:09 pm

SETI Institute Partners with NASA and Other Organizations to Host Asteroid Hackathon Saturday, Oct. 25

SETI Institute Partners with NASA and Other Organizations to Host Asteroid Hackathon Saturday, Oct. 25

Posted on 24 October 2014 | 5:24 pm

Asteroid miners to launch first private space telescope

Private company Planetary Resources, which one day hopes to mine asteroids, is preparing to launch a prototype of a telescope designed to find them

Posted on 24 October 2014 | 5:19 pm

Asteroid 2014 SC324 zips by Earth Friday afternoon

What a roller coaster week it's been. If partial eclipses and giant sunspots aren't your thing, how about a close flyby of an Earth-approaching asteroid? 2014 SC324 was discovered on September 30 this year by the Mt. Lemmon Survey high in the Catalina Mountains north of Tucson, Arizona. Based on brightness, the tumbling rock's size is estimated at around 197 feet (60-m), on the large side …

Posted on 24 October 2014 | 1:04 pm

New insights on the origin of the triple asteroid system (87) Sylvia

Combining observations from the world's largest telescopes with those from smaller instruments used by amateur astronomers, a team of scientists has discovered that the large main-belt asteroid (87) Sylvia has a complex interior. This has been deduced by using the motions of the two moons orbiting the main asteroid as probes of the object's density distribution. The complex structure is probably …

Posted on 24 October 2014 | 12:20 pm

The abundance of water in asteroid fragments

A new study could provide insights about the abundance of water in fragments from a famous asteroid.

Posted on 24 October 2014 | 12:06 pm

'One of the largest cosmic catastrophes in the solar system's history' occurred in SWEDEN

The discovery was made by the Centre for Astrobiology in Madrid after scientists carried out drilling into two impact craters found in Oestersund and Malingen, in central Sweden.

Posted on 24 October 2014 | 10:57 am

Space: In Rare Event Asteroid Doublet Hit Earth 458 Million Years Ago

Study of two craters and debris proves they were caused by rare double asteroid impact.

Posted on 24 October 2014 | 7:26 am

Earth hit by double asteroids 458 million years ago

Some 458 million years ago, Earth was whacked in a double asteroid strike, leaving craters visible in Sweden today, space scientists reported on Thursday. The event, they said, can be traced to "one of the largest cosmic catastrophes" in the history of the Solar System — a mighty collision in the asteroid belt around 12 million years earlier. With uplift of the Earth's crust, the signature of …

Posted on 23 October 2014 | 1:38 pm

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