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Jan 19, 2017
NASA is preparing "Psyche" mission to send a spacecraft to a giant "metal" asteroidNASA is preparing to send a spacecraft to a giant "metal" asteroid that may tell scientists the secret of how our solar system was formed.
Jan 10, 2017
Massive asteroid 2017 AG13 flew by Earth, within half the distance that the moon isA space rock known as asteroid 2017 AG13 was discovered to be flying-by from Earth, at a distance that is half the distance that separates our planet from the moon on Monday, says Business Insider. According to Slooh, a company that broadcasts live views of space, the asteroid was discovered by the University of Arizona only last Saturday.
Jan 02, 2017
Nasa's Osiris-REx spacecraft on way to asteroid Bennu successfully executes first deep space maneuverThe maneuver has put the Osiris-REx mission on track for an Earth flyby in September 2017.
Dec 30, 2016
2016 in alternative space stories: Aliens, a new zodiac, mind-controlling space stations and ArmageddonIf you want to believe, we tip our tin foil hats to you, just ignore the science and read on.
Nov 04, 2016
Luxembourg to invest 25 million euros in Planetary Resources, a US-based asteroid mining firmLuxembourg is investing $27.6 million (25 million euros) in privately owned Planetary Resources, an asteroid-mining startup also backed by Google co-founder Larry Page, the company said on Tuesday.
Oct 10, 2016
NASA test fires OSIRIS-REx thrusters during the journey to Asteroid BennuNASA has successfully maneuvered its OSIRIS-REx spacecraft on way to asteroid Bennu, fine-tuning its trajectory to reach it.
Sep 09, 2016
NASA launches Osiris-Rex spacecraft to bring back samples from asteroid BennuUS space agency NASA on Thursday launched the nation's first mission that will visit an asteroid and bring precious samples back to Earth.
Sep 06, 2016
We will rock you in space: Asteroid named after Queen frontman Freddie MercuryAn asteroid in Jupiter’s orbit has been named after the band’s late frontman Freddie Mercury
Aug 02, 2016
NASA to study Bennu, a giant asteroid heading towards EarthNASA will study a near-Earth asteroid that is coming towards our planet after being dislodged by a gravitational pull and could indeed strike us and cause massive destruction.
Feb 22, 2016
New technique may help divert Earth-bound asteroidsA new approach that uses a spacecraft to crash at high speeds into an asteroid headed for a collision with the Earth may prevent the potentially devastating consequences of an impact, scientists say.