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NASA decided to tow the asteroid

NASA decided to tow the asteroid

In the Space Agency of the United States said that they intend to send the inhabitants of our planet to the surface of the asteroid. To achieve the desired result we need the asteroid need, literally, to tow the orbit of the moon. The assistant ..., 2 days ago
Asteroid soil could fertilise farms in space New Scientist, 3 days ago
New Zealand Herald

Asteroid collisions, not comets gave water to Earth

The first detailed scientific results from the Rosetta space mission, which successfully orbited a comet and soft-landed a robotic probe on its surface, have punctured a plausible theory about how the Earth became a blue planet. Scientists had ...
 Times of India1 week ago Rosetta reveals asteroids not comets brought water to Earth  New Zealand Herald1 week ago Wake-Up Call Coming for Comet Lander  National Geographic2 days ago

10 gloriously geeky highlights from 2014 (pictures) From lady Lego scientists to landing on an asteroid, 2014 has been quite the year for geeky moments. We picked 10 fabulous geek moments from the past year worth revisiting before 2015 arrives.

The subtly namedLego Research Institute set ended up being quite the topic of discussion in 2014. Designed by a Lego fan, it won support from other Lego enthusiasts before Lego finally stepped up and decided to produce the set for retail. What makes ... days ago

Impact That Killed Dinosaurs Wiped Out Kangaroo Cousins (And Almost Us, Too)

The most likely cause of the demise of dinosaurs was a huge asteroid that smacked what became Mexico's Yucatan peninsula, causing massive destruction, disrupting normal weather patterns and the food chain. The huge animals died out as food became ...
 Forbes.com2 days ago
Wired News

Designing a Mothership to Deliver Swarms of Spacecraft to Asteroids

SAN FRANCISCO—An asteroid-mining company has unveiled plans for a new mothership spacecraft designed to carry a dozen small probes to explore asteroids, comets, or even the moon. The mothership, designed by Deep Space Industries, is about 3 feet ...
 Wired News3 days ago

OpenText Begins Tender Offer For Actuate

Open Text Corp. (OTEX: Quote, OTC.TO) said Tuesday that its subsidiary, Asteroid Acquisition Corp., has commenced its tender offer for all outstanding shares of common stock of Actuate Corp. (BIRT: Quote), including the associated preferred stock ...
 RTTNews.com3 days ago Open Text starts tender offer for Actuate shares  Stockwatch3 days ago OpenText Commences Tender Offer for Actuate Corporation  Canada NewsWire3 days ago OPEN TEXT : OpenText Commences Tender Offer for Actuate Corporation  4 Traders3 days ago

A Rain of (Teeny) Asteroids

Over the weekend, the Geminid meteor shower came to a peak. This annual event occurs when the Earth plows through debris left behind by the asteroid 3200 Phaethon as it orbits the Sun (it gets so close to the Sun that bits of the rock vaporize and ...
 Slate Magazine4 days ago Rare Geminids asteroidal meteor shower expected to peak on Sunday night (ABC)  Yahoo! News Australia1 week ago The Geminid meteor shower will be on full display this weekend, as debris falling off the tail of asteroid 3200 Phaethon collides with Earth's upper atmosphere.  TickerTech.com1 week ago Geminids asteroidal meteor shower to peak tonight  ABC Online6 days ago

Giant Asteroid Not Immediate Threat But 'Theoretically' Could Hit Earth

Society 17:31 11.12.2014 (updated 17:57 11.12.2014) 71 2 0 MOSCOW, December 11 (Sputnik) Vladimir Lipunov, a professor atMoscow State University, who discovered the asteroid that is heading towardsEarth, said the space rock, named '2014 UR116', ...
 RIA Novosti1 week ago Rosetta Mission Data Confirm Earth Water Likely Came From Asteroids  RIA Novosti1 week ago
Times Live South Africa

Comets, asteroids could have created building blocks for life

According to Science, during the Late Heavy Bombardment, which began about 4 billion years ago and lasted 150 million years, large objects repeatedly pummelled our planet. Previously scientists believed this may have sterilised the planet, killing ...
 Times Live South Africa1 week ago Asteroid strike re-created  The Press NZ1 week ago Asteroid Impacts May Have Formed Life's Building Blocks  Slashdot1 week ago Scientists re-create asteroid strike week ago

NASA to narrow asteroid retrieval options

MELBOURNE, Fla. — A meeting this week will determine what kind of asteroid astronauts might take a chisel to in a decade or so, if NASA succeeds in capturing such a target for human exploration missions. Associate NASA Administrator Robert ...
 USA Today5 days ago
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