Posts tagged asteroids
Astronomers analyzing data from the now defunct Herschel infrared space observatory have made a huge discovery deep inside the asteroid belt. Dwarf planet Ceres, the largest body in the region, is generating plumes of water vapor. Read more
Time to bring a little Armageddon to the asteroids I think. Can I fire the “laser”?
Special DNews video all about the flyby of asteroid 2012 DA14! Join Trace and Ian for some space rock awesomeness!
There was Planetary Resources…. now there’s Deep Space Industries. Is asteroid mining sounding more sci-fi than sci-fact? Or will it be the next big gold rush? We should have a partial answer by 2015…
Of all the hurdles facing Planetary Resources, a startup firm that this week unveiled its plan to survey and mine asteroids for water, precious metals and other resources, legal jurisdiction is not at the top of the list.
"We as a U.S. company certainly have the right to go an asteroid and make use of its resources," Planetary Resources co-founder Eric Anderson told Discovery News.
"It is a stated goal of the U.S. government to enable and promote commercial activities and economic activity in space," he said.