Rocks from space hit Earth every day. The larger the rock, though, the less often Earth is struck. Many kilograms of space dust… Continue reading
The demise of the dinosaurs is the world’s ultimate whodunit. Was it a comet or asteroid impact? Volcanic eruptions? Climate change?
In an attempt to resolve the issue, scientists at the Berkeley Geochronology Center (BGC),… Continue reading
Deep Space Industries, Inc, announced plans to send a fleet of asteroid-prospecting to target asteroids in 2015
Last week the robotic Dawn spacecraft ended its year-long mission to asteroid Vesta, becoming the first spacecraft ever to visit this far off world located between Mars and Jupiter, in the Solar System’s main asteroid belt. …
How would you change the course of an Earth-threatening asteroid? One idea – a massive spacecraft that uses gravity as a towline – is illustrated in this dramatic artist’s view of a gravitational tractor in action.
In the hypothetical scenario… Continue reading
You wake up one morning and discover that the only safeguard standing between you and impending death has been obliterated. Death is coming. It is relentless and swift. You have three weeks remaining. Suddenly, years lose their meaning. Every second… Continue reading
Who will protect us from a killer asteroid? A team of ex-NASA astronauts and scientists thinks it’s up to them.
In a bold plan unveiled Thursday, the group… Continue reading