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Peace of Mind, Asteroids and Gold Insecurity

Bloomberg - ‎Jul 25, 2016‎
Barry Ritholtz is a Bloomberg View columnist. He founded Ritholtz Wealth Management and was chief executive and director of equity research at FusionIQ, a quantitative research firm.
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Asteroid as long as New Jersey likely gave the moon a 'right eye'

Futurity: Research News - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
Around 3.8 billion years ago, an asteroid more than 150 miles across, roughly equal to the length of New Jersey, slammed into the Moon and created the Imbrium Basin—the right eye of the “Man in the Moon.

Huge sail will power JAXA mission to Trojan asteroids and back

The Japan Times - ‎Jul 20, 2016‎
The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency this month unveiled a huge prototype solar sail designed to power a JAXA probe as it explores asteroids that circle the sun on roughly the same orbit as Jupiter. The sail measures 2,500 sq. meters and is made up ...

Wait... Gold Came From Ancient Asteroids?!

Seeker - ‎Jul 19, 2016‎
Many scientists theorize that around 3.8-4.1 billion years ago asteroids loaded with gold from collided neutron stars pelted Earth and moon.

NEOWISE Boosts Potentially Hazardous Asteroid Finds

Seeker - ‎Jul 15, 2016‎
While overall near-Earth NEOWISE asteroid discoveries are tiny - this NASA site says NEOWISE found 34 in its second year - 13 of those asteroids have orbits that bring them really close to Earth, putting them in the "potentially hazardous" category.

Massive Asteroids Created Craters On Moon, Planets, Findings Show

Aviation Week - ‎Jul 20, 2016‎
Comments 0. Moon: NASA. HOUSTON—An asteroid at least 10 times more massive than originally estimated appears responsible for a prominent impact site on the Moon known as the Imbrium .

Atari and Pariplay release Asteroids instant-win game

InterGame - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
Pariplay's Atari Asteroids is an instant-win game as well as a first-person shooter in which players use laser canons to blast passing asteroids and reveal hidden gems. A nine-symbol action scratch game, Asteroids allows players whose asteroid-shooting ...
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NASA designs OSRIS-REx spacecraft to bring asteroid samples to Earth

Daily Mail - ‎7 hours ago‎
To capture a sample of the surface, the spacecraft will hover over a carefully chosen area on the asteroid's surface and then 'will be sent down at a very slow and gentle' 10 centimeters per second to make five seconds of contact with the asteroid's ...

Asteroid: Mission Extreme Coming to 'Imiloa

Big Island Now - ‎14 hours ago‎
Presented by National Geographic, Asteroid: Mission Extreme will immerse audiences in 3D, full-dome surround sound and takes them on an epic journey to discover how asteroids are both a danger and an opportunity. The danger lies in the possibility of a ...
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How did asteroid impact wipe out dinosaurs?

The Indian Express - ‎Jul 16, 2016‎
dinosaurs, dinosaurs extinction, dinosaurs extinct, extinction of dinosaurs, asteroids, asteroids impact Rapid climate change is believed to be behind the loss of land and marine creatures over several years, suggesting that rapid global climate change ...

Asteroids Helped Dinosaurs Live, Scientists Say

Science World Report - ‎Jul 15, 2016‎
The dinosaurs' extinction may have not been caused by the Manicouagan event, the scorching of asteroid through the Earth's atmosphere and slamming into the northern region of the supercontinent Pangaea around 215 million years ago, as initially ...

JPL Von Karman Lecture | Dawn of the Asteroids

SCVTV (press release) (blog) - ‎Jul 18, 2016‎
These were among the last uncharted worlds in the inner solar system prior to Dawn. They are the two most massive residents of the main asteroid belt, that vast collection of bodies between Mars and Jupiter. Ceres so large that it included in the ...

Asteroids Minesweeper Released on Steam

Gamers Hell - ‎Jul 14, 2016‎
Developed by Francois Braud and published by Black Shell Media for Windows PC, in Asteroids Minesweeper you work as a teleworker at Abstract Space Industry Corp to mine asteroids... but things happen to go terribly wrong... Now you'll get to experience ...

NASA's Weird Asteroid Redirect Mission Is Actually Making Progress

Inverse - ‎14 hours ago‎
In case you weren't already aware, one of the things NASA plans to do in the 2020s is to send a robotic spacecraft to a near-Earth asteroid, pick up a stray boulder off the surface, tug it back to the moon and drop it off in lunar orbit for astronauts ...

An Asteroid-Scouting Company Turns its Gaze on Earth

Air & Space Magazine - ‎Jul 20, 2016‎
Asteroid mining is still decades from becoming a reality, so prospector Planetary Resources is finding interim uses for the technology it's developing.

A Planet-Sized Asteroid Helped Create the Man in the Moon

Outer Places - ‎19 hours ago‎
3.8 billion years ago, a huge asteroid crashed into the Moon and created the Imbrium crater, affectionately known as the right eye of the Man in the Moon.
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All life today descended from a microbe, four billion years ago

Cosmos - ‎10 hours ago‎
As its name suggests, objects circling the sun were pummelled by other objects, such as asteroids, comets and protoplanets (the beginnings of planets).

Secret Science Nerds: Queen's Lead Guitarist Brian May is an Astrophysicist

Nerdist - ‎19 hours ago‎
But did you know that the accomplished musician known for blistering guitar licks also has a PhD in astrophysics, has collaborated with NASA, and even co-founded an asteroid awareness campaign? The secret science side of Brian May started way back ...

Readying for Takeoff: OSIRIS-REx Craft Is Being Put to the Test

UANews (press release) - ‎Jul 20, 2016‎
OSIRIS-REx is the first U.S. mission designed to return a piece of an asteroid to Earth. The spacecraft is scheduled to launch on Sept.
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Why An Extra Planet Can't Be Hidden Behind The Sun Or Above The South Pole

Science 2.0 - ‎11 hours ago‎
The Pan STARRS telescope, which searches for asteroids every night can see objects of up to 300 meters in diameter right out to the outer edge of the asteroid belt, in ideal viewing conditions when they are high in the night sky. Our telescopes have ...