NASA keeps a watchlist of all the asteroids that they think might be heading our way, and Asteroid 99942 Apophis is under close supervision.
If hypotheses are correct, even Jeff Bezos couldn’t afford to buy Asteroid Psyche, which is worth more than the entire economy on our planet.
For more than two years, scientists have been studying a 12 million-year-old meteorite that fell to Earth in 2018, and they’re ready to reveal the results.
A Japanese spacecraft orbiting an asteroid has made some surprising discoveries that could tell us a lot about the earth and other solar systems.
Luxembourg might not register in your mind, but the country has massive dreams that involve becoming trillionaires from asteroid mining.
This is NASA’s largest and most powerful rocket to date. And the aim is for it to have its first test flight in 2017. Low-Earth orbit travel will be a thing of the past for NASA: they want the Space Launch System to take them to new heights.
NASA will start training a team astronauts to land on an asteroid in the next month, in preparation for a mission that will take humans farther from Earth than ever before. They’ll be collecting mineral samples and determining how to destroy an asteroid in the event that it might collide with the Earth. Seriously.
Time-tested wisdom says the sky’s the limit. However, a group of billionaires are looking to change that as they launch the first ever venture to mine asteroids, in space. For real. Click through for the details.
So according to the ever pessimistic Russians, we’re all gonna die in the year 2036. See, this 900-foot-long asteroid, epically named ‘99942 Apophis’, is apparently headed towards our measly little planet. NASA doesn’t agree, but don’t you worry, even if things go pear, they’ve got a plan.