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Google and tech ecexutives back Planetary Resources to mine asteroids | Impact Lab

Google and tech ecexutives back Planetary Resources to mine asteroids | Impact Lab | Asteroids | Scoop.it
The new startup, Planetary Resources will mine asteroids for precious metals. Peter Diamandis, entrepreneur and X-Prize impresario, earlier in 2012 hinted
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How Asteroid Mining Could Work (Infographic)

How Asteroid Mining Could Work (Infographic) | Asteroids | Scoop.it
Two new companies, Planetary Resources and Deep Space Industries, plan to mine asteroids for precious metals and resources. See how it could work in this SPACE.com infographic.
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Astronomy Update: NASA spacecraft Dawn studies asteroids closely

Astronomy Update: NASA spacecraft Dawn studies asteroids closely | Asteroids | Scoop.it
It is hard to imagine that in the span of 100 years, humanity has moved from discovering the basics of aviation to exploring the outermost limits of the solar system.
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Tech Billionaires Plan Audacious Mission to Mine Asteroids | Wired Science | Wired.com

Tech Billionaires Plan Audacious Mission to Mine Asteroids | Wired Science | Wired.com | Asteroids | Scoop.it
A group of wealthy, adventurous entrepreneurs will announce on Apr.
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Asteroid 2012 TC4 to buzz Earth on October 12

Asteroid 2012 TC4 to buzz Earth on October 12 | Asteroids | Scoop.it
Asteroid 2012 TC4 will give Earth a relatively close shave on October 12, 2012, passing at just a quarter of the distance to the orbit of the Moon.
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Study Looks at Making Asteroid Mining Viable

Study Looks at Making Asteroid Mining Viable | Asteroids | Scoop.it
Artist concept of the Robotic Asteroid Prospector. Credit: Marc Cohen et al. There’s been a lot of buzz in the media lately about mining aste
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Robotic Asteroid Prospector (RAP) Staged from L-1: Start of the Deep Space Economy

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Collision threat could be avoided, expert says

Collision threat could be avoided, expert says | Asteroids | Scoop.it
Russia could build a space rocket capable of destroying asteroids on a potential collision course with Earth, the head of an aerospace corporation said.
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Scary Asteroid Survey Spotlights 'Impact Hazard ' Of Space Rocks

Scary Asteroid Survey Spotlights 'Impact Hazard ' Of Space Rocks | Asteroids | Scoop.it
Know that space rock that wreaked havoc on the world in the 1998 action movie Armageddon? Well, that might have been fiction--but a new NASA study identifies about 4,700 “potentially hazardous” asteroids near Earth.
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Laser Ablation for the Effective Deflection, Exploration and Exploitation of Asteroids

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Planetary Resources getting SBIR funding to achieve 100 times improvement to 0.1 arcsecond small space telecope pointing

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First evidence of dynamo generation on an asteroid found

First evidence of dynamo generation on an asteroid found | Asteroids | Scoop.it
About 4.6 billion years ago, the solar system was little more than a tenuous disk of gas and dust. In the span of merely 10 million years, this soup evolved to form today's massive, complex planets.
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