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Up next for Nasa, missions to Venus and near-earth objects by 2020

Oct 01, 2015

Up next for Nasa, missions to Venus and near-earth objects by 2020

In its quest to explore Venus, near-earth objects and bizarre metal asteroids, Nasa has zeroed on five key science investigations among 27 proposals through its ambitious Discovery programme. #didyouknow #Nasa #Mars #Pluto #Asteroids #Venus #Lucy #Shareworthy #Discovery programme #John Grunsfeld #Psyche #Near Earth Objects
Newly discovered asteroid misses Earth, will return in 2032

Oct 19, 2013

Newly discovered asteroid misses Earth, will return in 2032

A newly discovered asteroid made a "close" approach to Earth this week - at least in astronomical terms - and it is likely to come back around in 2032, but there is only a miniscule risk of it smashing into the planet, NASA said on Friday. #Nasa #asteroid #Near-Earth object #US Space agency #Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Space-faring robots will mine asteroids for metals

Apr 26, 2012

Space-faring robots will mine asteroids for metals

Using space-faring robots to mine precious metals from asteroids almost sounds easy when former astronaut Tom Jones describes it — practically like clearing a snow-covered driveway. #HowThisWorks #Nasa #Space exploration #asteroid #Near-Earth object