Asteroid

11.25.15
President signs pro-asteroid mining bill into law
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President signs pro-asteroid mining bill into law

US companies can keep whatever they mine in space.

By J. Fingas,   11.25.15
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11.18.15
Congress approves space mining, minus regulation
11.18.15

Congress approves space mining, minus regulation

Private companies are allowed to mine in space, but they won't have much government oversight.

By J. Fingas,   11.18.15
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10.24.15
OSIRIS-REx is complete and will collect asteroid samples in 2016
10.24.15

OSIRIS-REx is complete and will collect asteroid samples in 2016

It will also help NASA develop a mission to prevent end-of-the-world movies from becoming real-life situations.

By M. Moon,   10.24.15
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10.19.15
Asteroid making surprise flyby at an 'unusually high' velocity
10.19.15

Asteroid making surprise flyby at an 'unusually high' velocity

The object, sized at up to 1,000 feet across, will make a near pass on Halloween at 78,000 mph.

By S. Dent,   10.19.15
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06.27.15
Asteroid-bound spacecraft gets its first scientific instrument
06.27.15

Asteroid-bound spacecraft gets its first scientific instrument

NASA has begun attaching scientific instruments to the OSIRIS-REx probe, just over a year before i...

By M. Moon,   06.27.15
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06.23.15
Asteroid Day seeks to find a way to protect our planet
06.23.15

Asteroid Day seeks to find a way to protect our planet

NASA has recently teamed up with the National Nuclear Security Administration to look into the pos...

By M. Moon,   06.23.15
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05.29.15
Asteroid mining might compromise telecom and defense satellites
05.29.15

Asteroid mining might compromise telecom and defense satellites

Asteroid mining might provide a lot of jobs and new sources of gold, titanium, platinum and othe...

By M. Moon,   05.29.15
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05.06.15
Larry Page's asteroid-mining firm launches its first satellite in July
05.06.15

Larry Page's asteroid-mining firm launches its first satellite in July

Planetary Resources hasn't had much success getting its asteroid-mining business off the ground, i...

By J. Fingas,   05.06.15
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03.25.15
NASA's asteroid capture mission is a testbed for trips to Mars
03.25.15

NASA's asteroid capture mission is a testbed for trips to Mars

NASA is finally done assessing its two options for the Asteroid Redirect Mission (ARM). Its final...

By M. Moon,   03.25.15
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