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Beware Falling Rocks: Asteroid Day Will Highlight Impact Risks

Space.com - ‎21 hours ago‎
Strikes from asteroids and comets big enough to threaten people are rare in any given year, but over time they are just about inevitable, the researchers said.
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Redirect Asteroids Like A Rock Star

Forbes - ‎Feb 9, 2016‎
Asteroid Day 2016. Asteroid Day is a global movement to increase public awareness of potential asteroid collisions and how to protect Earth.
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Medium-Size Asteroid Hit Could Unleash Ice Age

Discovery News - ‎Feb 10, 2016‎
A strike by a medium-size asteroid could change Earth's climate dramatically for a few years, making life difficult for people around the world, a new study suggests.
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Medium-Size Asteroid Strike Could Unleash a Mini Ice Age

Space.com - ‎Feb 9, 2016‎
A strike by a medium-size asteroid could change Earth's climate dramatically for a few years, making life difficult for people around the world, a new study suggests.
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Asteroid mining could be space's new frontier: the problem is doing it legally

The Guardian - ‎Feb 8, 2016‎
In what is being seen as a major breakthrough for this embryonic technology, the government of Luxembourg has thrown its financial muscle behind plans to extract resources from asteroids, some of which are rich in platinum and other valuable metals.
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Luxembourg aims to be big player in possible asteroid mining

The Guardian - ‎Feb 3, 2016‎
Luxembourg has declared its intention to blaze a trail in asteroid mining in the hope that it will reap lucrative returns. The small country's government said on Wednesday it would invest in space mining companies and establish a legal framework to ...
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Meet "Hedgehog": Engineers build cube-like rover for exploration of asteroids, comets

Phys.Org - ‎Feb 8, 2016‎
Meet Hedgehog, who could become our guide to exploring the small bodies such as asteroids and comets whirling about the solar system.
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An out-of-the-world business plan: Luxembourg wants to mine asteroids in Space

Catch News - ‎Feb 11, 2016‎
Because the world is not enough. The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, one of Europe's smallest and least populous countries, last week announced its grandest plan yet: mining asteroids in outer space. The Luxembourg government annoucned a slew of ...

Hedgehog rover will be our space guides to asteroids

Geek - ‎Feb 9, 2016‎
Researchers best bet to probe asteroids will be with the Hedgehog. Not the cute mammal, but a cubed rover. Surfaces of low-gravity, small-bodied objects in space present unique opportunities for research and future business endeavors in space.
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100-Foot Asteroid to Buzz Earth Next Month

Discovery News - ‎Feb 5, 2016‎
An asteroid as long as a basketball court will give Earth a close shave next month - though scientists aren't sure just how close.

A team of engineers builds a cube-like rover for exploration in some of the most extreme conditions in space.

Stanford Report - ‎Feb 5, 2016‎
Meet Hedgehog, who could become our guide to exploring the small bodies such as asteroids and comets whirling about the solar system.
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A tiny European country just made an unprecedented move in the space mining business

Business Insider - ‎Feb 5, 2016‎
The Luxembourg Government became the first European country to express serious interest in the potentially lucrative business of asteroid mining on Wednesday. Some have gone so far as to say that asteroid mining could grow to become the world's first ...

Luxembourg lines up to mine in outer space

Reveal (blog) - ‎Feb 8, 2016‎
Scientists have discovered 13,715 near-Earth objects, including asteroids. While most are made of rock, some contain metals such as platinum, nickel and iron.

Asteroids and Earthquakes Belong in the Movies, Not in Your IT Ops

Business 2 Community - ‎Feb 11, 2016‎
From floods, to fires and earthquakes, to airplane crashes and asteroids, I love any disaster - natural or manmade - that can be turned into melodrama for entertainment.
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Meteorite Did NOT Kill Man in India: Experts

Discovery News - ‎Feb 10, 2016‎
Derek Sears, a meteorite and asteroid expert at Nasa's Space Science Division, saw a photograph of the rock. He told the BBC that “the image of the stone is too poor to tell anything, but I would have thought if the object killed someone we would have ...
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Meteorite Kills Man in India, Authorities Say

Discovery News - ‎Feb 8, 2016‎
Indian authorities say a falling object that killed a bus driver and injured three others was a meteorite. If proven, it would be the first such death in recorded history.

Luxembourg announces plan to mine asteroids

ROOM, Space Journal - ‎Feb 5, 2016‎
Last year, the United States passed into law The U.S. Commercial Space Launch Competitiveness Act, a bill that recognises the right of U.S.

Avoid asteroids and save astromutts in Hyperide

Pocket Gamer - ‎Feb 3, 2016‎
Usually when a game features ships and asteroids, you know you'll have to blast through them. It's quite the cliché in shoot-em-up games.
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UFO Hunters Claim Proof Of NASA Cover-Up: 70-Meter UFO Orbiting Near-Earth Asteroid Is Proof Of Alien UFO ...

The Inquisitr - ‎Feb 11, 2016‎
Following the recent alleged video evidence that asteroid 2012 DA14 - which zipped past Earth shortly after the February, 2013, Chelyabinsk meteor incident - was an “asteroid buster” UFO stationed in space to take out asteroids in a collision course ...

Mining asteroids: science fiction or fact?

BBC News - ‎Feb 3, 2016‎
The government of Luxembourg has announced a plan to become a European hub in the exploration of space resources - specifically asteroid mining. Could this be the future of the space industry? Chris Lewicki is president of the commercial asteroid ...
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