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NASA Selects Boulder Option for Asteroid Redirect Mission

NASA Selects Boulder Option for Asteroid Redirect Mission

WASHINGTON — NASA has selected an option for its Asteroid Redirection Mission (ARM) where a robotic spacecraft will grab a boulder from the surface of a larger asteroid, agency officials announced March 25. NASA Associate Administrator Robert ... Space News, 21 hours ago
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Sott.net

Friday fly-by: Huge asteroid to buzz Earth

20:37 Edited time: March 26, 2015 06:41 Reuters / NASA / ESA / Handout via Reuters A 1,000 meter-wide asteroid is heading towards Earth this week and its course will reach its closest point to our planet on Friday, according to NASA. ...
 Russia Today12 hours ago Huge asteroid to fly by Earth at 37,000 kph on Friday  PrisonPlanet20 hours ago Another huge asteroid to fly by Earth at 37,000 kph on Friday  Sott.net17 hours ago 1,000 Meter-Wide Asteroid To Fly By Earth At 37,000 Kph On Friday  Eurasia Review18 hours ago
NetworkWorld

NASA sets asteroid mission, demo technologies

NASA officials today said they have picked the specific asteroid mission and offered new details for that mission which could launch in the 2020 timeframe. Specifically, NASA's associate administrator Robert Lightfoot said the Asteroid Redirect ...
 NetworkWorld23 hours ago NASA's ARM Will Take a Boulder From an Asteroid and Put It In Lunar Orbit  Slashdot20 hours ago

Shape of things to come

The shape of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko is intriguing and chaotic. What size do comets or asteroids need to be before they start to develop an orb-like shape, and what are the processes involved? Malvina Moray, Doune, Perthshire, UK This ...
 New Scientist22 hours ago

For Asteroid-Capture Mission, NASA Picks 'Option B' for Boulder

NASA's bold asteroid-capture mission will pluck a boulder off a big space rock rather than grab an entire near-Earth object, agency officials announced today (March 25). NASA intends to drag the boulder to lunar orbit, where astronauts will visit it ...
 Yahoo! Canada21 hours ago
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Spaceflight Now

NASA opts to grab a boulder, not the whole asteroid

STORY WRITTEN FOR CBS NEWS SPACE PLACE & USED WITH PERMISSION Artist's concept of the robotic spacecraft designed to retrieve a boulder from the surface of an asteroid. Credit: NASA After an extended review, NASA has opted to forgo capturing a ...
 Spaceflight Now21 hours ago CBS Sci-Tech: NASA opts to grab a boulder, not the whole asteroid  CBS News20 hours ago
Space News

U.S. Lawmaker Wants NASA Working on Interstellar Propulsion

WASHINGTON — NASA's proposed, and oft-reviled, Asteroid Redirect Mission (ARM) may be worth doing if it helps pave the way for an electric-powered interstellar rocket engine, Rep. John Culberson (R-Texas) said. [T]he great value of an Asteroid ...
 Space News1 day ago
Sott.net

Huge asteroid to zoom past Earth at 37,000 kph

capable of wiping out an entire country is set to narrowly miss Earth while zooming past our planet at more than 37,000 kph, scientists say. The space rock, named '2014-YB35', will pass within 2.8 million miles of Earth on March 27. Images from NASA's jet ...
 Business Standard1 day ago Massive asteroid on course to 'narrowly miss' the Earth  Sott.net1 day ago
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Plasma simulation of the solar wind and a Near-Earth asteroid

83,741.99 2.559 2.565 2.808 2.796 98.117 98.115 *Stock market data is updated every weekday at 18.00. Today Thursday Friday 7/13 8/17 9/15 İSTANBUL | Select City Save
 Cihan Haber1 day ago

1,000 m wide mammoth asteroid set to skim past Earth on Friday at 23,000 mph

A 1,000 m wide mammoth asteroid, which is travelling at more than 23,000 mph in space, is predicted to skim past Earth on Friday. If the asteroid called 2014-YB35 hit Earth it could wipe out a country, and poses a very real threat to the planet, the Mirror ...
 Sify1 day ago
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