This week an asteroid passed by Earth that was worth an estimated 5 trillion dollars in platinum. Big bucks, out there for the taking! Is it possible to mine precious metals in space?
Is there an astronomy story lurking somewhere amid the magic and the dragons and the 'Winter Is Coming' proclamations?
What better way to understand how to deflect an incoming asteroid than to smash into one to see what happens?
NASA plans to launch a robotic spacecraft to pick up a boulder roughly 10 feet in diameter from the surface of an asteroid and nudge it into an orbit around the moon.
Two vast underground domes are buried under central Australia that researchers have realized are the scars of the biggest and most powerful asteroid impact yet found on Earth.
There is an exclusive group of celestial bodies that are known to possess rings in our solar system -- now a second asteroid-comet hybrid has been found to sport one.
NASA's Dawn mission is about to arrive in orbit around Ceres and the hunt for the dwarf planet's past (and possibly present) habitable potential is on.
NASA's Dawn spacecraft is about to make its second and final stop during its exploration of the asteroid belt and it is already returning some stunning images that are creating more questions than answers.
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