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That study critiquing NASA's 'bad science' on asteroids is pretty bad science

Washington Post - ‎19 hours ago‎
On Monday, the New York Times published a piece on Nathan P. Myhrvold, former chief technologist of Microsoft. Myhrvold, who has built a reputation for himself as something of a patent troll, says he's shown that NASA's research on asteroids is a mess.

Turning Near-Earth Asteroids Into Strategically-Placed Fuel Dumps

Forbes - ‎May 24, 2016‎
Despite the recent buzz about eventually mining asteroids for metals, their real near-term value may be as space-based sources of water and carbon dioxide from which to make rocket propellant.
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Lasers Could Blast Astronauts to Mars, Protect Earth from Asteroids

Space.com - ‎May 25, 2016‎
The same laser system being developed to blast tiny spacecraft between the stars could also launch human missions to Mars, protect Earth from dangerous asteroids and help get rid of space junk, project leaders say. Last month, famed physicist Stephen ...
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Congress to NASA: Forget Asteroids, Let's Go Back to the Moon

The Drive - ‎May 25, 2016‎
A draft report accompanying the spending bill highlighted the Appropriations Committee's basic issue with funding the Asteroid Redirect Mission (better known as ARM), which would entail NASA lassoing a chunk from a lumpy space rock and pulling it into ...

Abstracts: Water Scarcity, Beer, Asteroids, and More

Undark Magazine - ‎May 25, 2016‎
NASA has estimated the size of almost 160,000 asteroids, but according to the former chief technologist at Microsoft, those estimates could be very wrong.

Scientists work on plans to defend Earth from killer asteroids

CBS News - ‎May 23, 2016‎
LIVERMORE -- Disaster movies from "Deep Impact" to "Asteroid" to "Armageddon" have mined drama from the mortal threat humanity could face if a massive asteroid were speeding towards Earth. At Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, scientists are ...
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Rogue asteroid that could 'destroy city' entered Earth's atmosphere and just missed planet

Express.co.uk - ‎May 23, 2016‎
Smaller sized asteroids, which can still devastate huge areas if they struck are the hardest to identify, meaning a sudden and unexpected impact is a real possibility.

Incoming asteroids could crumble harmlessly before they hit us

New Scientist - ‎May 20, 2016‎
The skies may be safer than we assumed. Many asteroids are weak and brittle - which could be good news for us on Earth. More than 90 per cent of asteroids and comets larger than a kilometre across in Earth's neighbourhood have already been discovered, ...
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Mars' moons, Phobos and Deimos, may actually be asteroids captured by Martian gravity.

Seeker - ‎May 25, 2016‎
Discovernator. May 25, 2016 07:44 AM ET. Mars' moons, Phobos and Deimos, may actually be asteroids captured by Martian gravity.
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Deep space asteroids could be way more fragile than scientists first thought

Blastr - ‎May 23, 2016‎
New Scientist reports a new study by Desireé Cotto-Figueroa of Arizona State University in Tempe that looked into the makeup and brittleness of meteorites and asteroids. They eventually learned that space rocks could be much more brittle than ...
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'Hundreds' of gigantic asteroids may have walloped Earth before the dinosaurs

Tech Insider - ‎May 17, 2016‎
About 3.9 billion years ago, countless asteroids and meteorites bombarded the Earth and moon during a violent period called the Late Heavy Bombardment.

Former Microsoft Chief Technologist Questions NASA's Ability to Track Killer Asteroids, Space Agency says 'He knows ...

Northern California News - ‎May 24, 2016‎
Astronomers have located thousands of asteroids that will zoom past earth in near future, but there are numerous others that are still undiscovered and some have a hunch that one of these could pose threat to earthlings in the coming decades.
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NASA's asteroid-bound spacecraft arrives at Kennedy Space Center

Orlando Sentinel - ‎May 20, 2016‎
NASA's asteroid-bound spacecraft OSIRIS-REx made the trip from Lockheed Martin in Colorado to Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral on Friday, May 21.

Matt Taylor: Rosetta Might Be Followed by Mission to Asteroids

Novinite.com - ‎May 16, 2016‎
"Comets are leftover material from the beginning of the Solar System, so by studying them we get an idea of what the conditions were like at the beginning.

NASA to Launch Robotic Mission To Collect And Redirect Asteroid Boulders in 2020

Nature World News - ‎May 17, 2016‎
Asteroids are usually seen outside the Earth, sometimes even with just the naked eye. And because it can easily be found, NASA is developing a study where robotic arms will collect and redirect the orbits of known asteroids so scientists can further ...

Presentation - 'OSIRIS-REx, Hayabusa and the Study of Near-Earth Asteroids'

UANews (press release) - ‎May 19, 2016‎
The development, launch and operation of Cassini represented an unprecedented example of international technical collaboration, but then the world changed.

NASA To Launch Mission: Collect And Redirect Asteroid Boulders By 2020

Science World Report - ‎May 18, 2016‎
Usually seen outside the Earth, sometimes with the naked eye, asteroids are fascinating entities that NASA is certainly curious about.

This person's job is to protect us from Armageddon

Fusion - ‎May 20, 2016‎
Astronomers, planetary scientists and astrophysicists have long known about the risks posed to humanity by rogue asteroids.

Near-Earth asteroid Bennu: NASA's OSIRIS-REx mission will have a map for that

Science Daily - ‎13 hours ago‎
The mapping of the near-Earth asteroid Bennu is one of the science goals of NASA's OSIRIS-REx mission, and an integral part of spacecraft operations.
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