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May 16, 2014 12:13 PM ET // Mike Wall, Space.com
The upcoming mission to lasso an asteroid could also reveal how to deflect Earth-bound space rocks.
Apr 30, 2014 12:20 PM ET // Miriam Kramer, SPACE.com
NASA's asteroid redirect mission will help place astronaut boots on the ground, space agency officials said during an event this week.
Apr 24, 2014 11:48 AM ET // Ian O'Neill
Bitcoin, the electronic peer-to-peer currency that sidesteps more traditional methods of payment, is about to be launched into space. Continue reading →
Feb 5, 2014 06:00 AM ET // Nicole Gugliucci
The peanut-shaped asteroid that the Japanese Hyabusa mission visited in 2005 appears to be two asteroids that merged to form Itokawa's weird form.
May 30, 2013 03:48 PM ET // Irene Klotz
A crowd-funding campaign to include public participation in a planned privately owned asteroid-hunting telescope was closing in on the halfway point of a $1 million goal -- in its first day. Continue reading →
Feb 17, 2010 04:40 PM ET // Robert Lamb
Humans are no strangers to ravaging the land, but the stars have proven a good deal more elusive. So far, our ethical concerns have remained limited to the contamination of extraterrestrial environments, but what will the future bring? Vatican astronomer Brother Guy J. Consolmagno weighs in.