X
01.26.15 Prachi Gupta

While the East Coast hunkers down for a “historic” snowstorm, the rest of the world will have the opportunity to see an asteroid pass by Earth — the likes of which we haven’t seen since 2007. Asteroid 2004 BL86 is “roughly a third of a mile across,” writes Space & Telescope, but not to fear: […]

Read More…

11.24.14 Rhett Jones

After the badass landing of the Philae Probe on a comet by the European Space Agency, scientists feel confident enough to start landing on flying space rocks more often. Specifically, NASA has contracted Deep Space Industries and Planetary Resources to begin work on flying missions that would scout asteroids and ultimately mine them as a for-profit business. Some […]

Read More…

02.15.13 Andy Cush

This morning’s meteorite impact in Russia had nothing at all to do with the massive asteroid that’s scheduled to barely graze by Earth this afternoon, it turns out–that one’s still on its way. Asteroid 2012 DA14, at 50 meters in diameter, will zoom by without disturbing our planet, according to NASA, but it’s understandable if you’re […]

Read More…