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New US Space Mining Law to Spark Interplanetary Gold Rush
Science & Tech  (tags: space, space mining, minerals, water, asteroids, moon, extraterrestrial gold rush, investors, Barack Obama, US Comm Space Launch Competitiveness Act )

Judy
- 228 days ago - phys.org
In a first, President Barack Obama signed legislation at the end of November that allows commercial extraction of minerals and other materials, including water, from asteroids and the moon.
Halloween Asteroid Fly-By Shows How Vulnerable Earth Really Is - Technology & Science - CBC News
Science & Tech  (tags: astronomy, technology, science, news, Asteroids, research, NEOSSat, NASA, Telescopes, asteroid watchworld, safety, space )

Cat
- 263 days ago - cbc.ca
This is genuinely scary. If the 'Great Pumpkin' was headed straight for us, there would be nothing we could do about it
NASA's Space Probe Dawn Closes in on Giant Proto-Planet Ceres: What We Hope to Find Out
Science & Tech  (tags: asteroids, astronomy, extraterrestrial life, interesting, nasa, protoplanet, science, space )

Kayleen
- 509 days ago - csmonitor.com
NASA's Dawn spacecraft will arrive at Ceres this morning. What makes this totally exciting is that Ceres is roughly 25 percent water ice, has an atmosphere, and could harbor microbial life as logged in Doomwatch Legacy by Sunstroke author David Kagan.
EarthâEUR(TM)s Water May Have Come From Comets, Asteroids or Something Else Entirely
Science & Tech  (tags: world, study, space, society, science, research, investigation, interesting, humans, environment, discovery, Earth, water, comets, asteroids, origin, oceans, solar system )

Darren
- 522 days ago - scientificamerican.com
To discover the origin of the oceans, scientists are investigating our solar systemâEUR(TM)s farthest reaches and earliest moments [Preview Article, more links at site]
Magnetic Fields of Asteroids Lasted Hundreds of Millions of Years
Science & Tech  (tags: ancient, astronomy, discovery, environment, humans, interesting, nasa, news, research, science, space, society, world, asteroids, magnetic fields )

Frank
- 551 days ago - news.yahoo.com
The magnetic fields of planetary building blocks lasted for a surprisingly long time in the solar system's early days, a new study suggests.
What Can We Do If An Asteroid Threatens Earth? Europe Starts Planning
Science & Tech  (tags: asteroids, threats to earth, space exploration, European Space Agency )

Freya
- 559 days ago - space.com
What should humanity do the next time a space rock threatens Earth? European officials recently spent two days figuring out possible ways to respond to such a scenario, with the aim of drawing up effective procedures before the danger actually materialize
NASA: Giant Fireball Lit Up Texas Sky, NASA Says
Science & Tech  (tags: asteroids, astronomy, discovery, environment, interesting, investigation, nasa, news, science, space )

Kayleen
- 625 days ago - click2houston.com
A huge meteor far brighter than the full Moon struck the Earth with such great force in Texas it shook the ground, according to sheriff's deputies. NASA's meteor camera photographed it, as logged in Doomwatch Legacy by Sunstroke author David Kagan.
Water on Earth Is OLDER Than the Sun: Similarity Between Oceans and Icy Comets Increases Our Chance of Finding Alien Life
Science & Tech  (tags: world, technology, study, space, scientists, science, research, news, interesting, humans, environment, discovery, astronomy, earth, water, solar system, exoplanets, ancient ice, asteroids, sun )

Darren
- 669 days ago - dailymail.co.uk
Earth's water may have begun life in the early solar system, says study This means exoplanets may form in environments with abundant water The study took a look at ancient ice preserved in comets and asteroids
Dinosaurs Could Have Survived The Asteroid, Study Finds
Science & Tech  (tags: science, research, discovery, animals, dinosaurs, asteroids, paleontology )

Michael
- 729 days ago - iflscience.com
The extinction of dinosaurs might be down to "colossal bad luck," a new study has found.
NASA Offers $35,000 For Help In Tracking Asteroids
Science & Tech  (tags: NPR, NASA, Cash, prize, asteroids, science, research, space, study, interesting, astronomy )

Mari
- 858 days ago - npr.org
Cash prizes await "citizen scientists" who can improve algorithms that help NASA find and identify asteroids in our solar system, the agency says.
Asteroid Mysteriously Disintegrates, and NASA's Hubble Telescope Captures It
Science & Tech  (tags: asteroids, astronomy, Hubble, interesting, nasa. news, science, space, UCLA )

Kayleen
- 871 days ago - cbsnews.com
This asteroid -- consisting of ten huge rocky segments with comet-like dust -- started coming apart last year and continues to break into smaller pieces. Could be due to a sunlight effect, as logged by Sunstroke author David Kagan in Doomwatch Legacy.
Asteroid Will Pass Between Moon and Earth Today
Science & Tech  (tags: asteroids, astronomy, interesting, news, science, space, world )

Kayleen
- 873 days ago - cbsnews.com
Astronomers say no problem, like what they said last year when another large asteroid with a small companion buzzed Earth. The companion caused injuries and major property damage in Russia, as logged in Doomwatch Legacy by Sunstroke author David Kagan.
NASA Report: How to Defend Planet From Asteroids
Science & Tech  (tags: asteroids, defense, NASA )

Freya
- 895 days ago - news.yahoo.com
The results of a workshop to find the best ways to find, track and deflect asteroids headed for Earth were released by NASA on Friday, February 7.
Chelyabinsk-Like Impacts More Common Than Scientists Thought
Science & Tech  (tags: discovery, astronomy, science, research, nasa, study, space, meteors, asteroids, Chelyabinsk )

Michael
- 988 days ago - spectrum.ieee.org
The type of meteor that blasted Chelyabinsk, Russia, with the force of a nuclear weapon may hit Earth more often than estimated in previous studies.
Global Effort Needed to Defend Earth From Asteroids, Astronauts Tell UN
Science & Tech  (tags: space, asteroids, defense, astronauts )

Freya
- 1003 days ago - news.yahoo.com
Members of the United Nations met with distinguished astronauts and cosmonauts this week in New York to begin implementing the first-ever international contingency plan for defending Earth against catastrophic asteroid strikes.
 

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