articles tagged: asteroids
how can we save earth from a doomsday asteroid? with robotic space jujitsu!
# space

how can we save earth from a doomsday asteroid? with robotic space jujitsu!

It may be tempting to use our nuclear warheads to save the planet from rogue space rocks instead of pointing them at each other, it would be a waste of perfectly good nukes.

why the future is steampunk: steam-powered spacecraft could explore asteroids
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why the future is steampunk: steam-powered spacecraft could explore asteroids

Buckle up steampunk enthusiasts, it turns out that not only are steam-powered space probes possible, they might be perfect for hopping between comets and asteroids on research and mining missions.

did asteroids and comets help create our continents?
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did asteroids and comets help create our continents?

Asteroids and comet brought our planet water and the chemical precursors for life. But could they have also given rise to our continents and help set plate tectonics in motion?

how to doomsday prep like a planetary scientist
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how to doomsday prep like a planetary scientist

Scientists and engineers are slowly but steadily preparing to protect us from an incoming comet or asteroid despite the media's coverage of their efforts as anything but organized.

so how would you mine an asteroid profitably?
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so how would you mine an asteroid profitably?

Space entrepreneurs are excited about the promise of asteroid mining. But there are a lot of big, complicated questions they'll have to answer before we know if they can ever make a profit from it.

a closer look at asteroid mining
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a closer look at asteroid mining

Asteroid mining is touted as the industry of the future. But how ready are we to harvest raw materials from the asteroid belt at a profit?

a new date for doomsday
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a new date for doomsday

If you're worried about 2012, don't be. Now, 2036, that's another matter...