Asteroid

05.01.16
Scientists find a tailless comet from Earth's early days
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Scientists find a tailless comet from Earth's early days

The rocky body got kicked to the edge of the Solar System billions of years ago.

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04.13.16
NASA is funding asteroid spaceships and other far-out concepts
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NASA is funding asteroid spaceships and other far-out concepts

The projects are getting $100,000 each to prove their ideas are feasible.

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03.29.16
Amateur astronomers caught a Jupiter impact on camera
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Amateur astronomers caught a Jupiter impact on camera

An asteroid or comet smacked into the gas giant, and there's telescope video to prove it.

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03.09.16
NASA's asteroid explorer faces tests that simulate space
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NASA's asteroid explorer faces tests that simulate space

OSIRIS-REx has to pass a regimen that includes extreme cold and vacuum.

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03.06.16
Scientists to drill into asteroid impact that wiped out dinosaurs
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Scientists to drill into asteroid impact that wiped out dinosaurs

They want to know how life recovered after the disastrous celestial collision.

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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.

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