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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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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 ...

Asteroid: Mission Extreme Coming to 'Imiloa

Big Island Now - ‎Jul 25, 2016‎
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 ...

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 ...
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The case of the missing large craters on Ceres

Astronomy Magazine - ‎9 hours ago‎
The next step for Marchi and his team is to look for the process that was responsible for obliterating these large craters from the surface of Ceres.

Asteroid Collisions Create a Forbidden Crystal

Slate Magazine (blog) - ‎12 hours ago‎
Crystals are pretty. They're also pretty interesting. They're found in nature in stunning variety, including all kinds of bizarre shapes.

Neues Spiel der ist das bessere Asteroids

CHIP Online - ‎10 hours ago‎
Es gibt was Neues von den Die haben mit einen Multiplayer Panzer-Shooter entwickelt, der stark an Asteriods erinnert und Gefechte mit vielen Usern gleichzeitig erlaubt. Auch hier gilt, möglichst viel Power aufzubauen, um ...

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.

NASA's Weird Asteroid Redirect Mission Is Actually Making Progress

Inverse - ‎Jul 25, 2016‎
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 ...

EZ-Robot CEO tells Thunder Bay kids the future is in their imagination - ‎8 hours ago‎
"With the technology that is going to result from them staring at a screen is cleaner fuel, cleaner energies, safer work environments, mining for resources on asteroids." "The future is limitless because it's their future, not ours, we have to remember ...

What Is the Biggest Thing in the Universe? - ‎5 hours ago‎
Galaxies are collections of star systems and all that is inside those systems (such as planets, stars, asteroids, comets, dwarf planets, gas, dust and more).