Category: Asteroid

Is This the Armageddon Asteroid? NASA is Sending a Mission

It’s name is Bennu and it’s an asteroid that will pass between the Earth and the moon in 2135. That in itself is nothing amazing. In fact, 37 asteroids will do just that in 2016 […]

It’s Asteroid Day – And Hubble Has Some Presents for Us

Today is Asteroid Day, and the Hubble Space Telescope has given us some very nice images to commemorate it. Starting with this one: Hubble has great abilities to look into the ultraviolet wavelengths. That allows […]

Luxembourg Goes into the Asteroid Mining Business – Luxembourg!

Today the Luxembourg government announced it’s going into the asteroid mining business. It plans to provide incentives and a favorable regulatory climate to encourage the industry to flourish in the small country. The goal is […]

Goodbye Planetary Rovers – Hello ‘Hopters’

On July 4th, 1997, the Sojourner rover touched down on Mars as a part of the Mars Pathfinder mission. It proceeded to send back an amazing array of imagery of the Martian landscape that captivated […]

Asteroid Mining a Step Closer

Earlier this week, the reality of asteroid mining came a step closer when President Obama signed into law the Space Act of 2015, which includes in it provisions that allow U.S. companies to mine asteroids […]