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Asteroids
Can Japan’s Asteroid Samples Show Us How Life Began?
asteroid samples
Asteroids
Can Japan’s Asteroid Samples Show Us How Life Began?
JAXA’s Hayabusa2 has successfully returned asteroid samples to Earth. Its next mission? Gather information that could help prevent an asteroid impact.
December 7, 2020

JAXA’s Hayabusa2 has successfully returned asteroid samples to Earth. Its next mission? Gather information that could help prevent an asteroid impact.

Biology
Bacteria Could Make Space Mining 400% More Efficient
space mining
Biology
Bacteria Could Make Space Mining 400% More Efficient
Using a bioreactor packed with bacteria could make space mining more efficient by speeding up the extraction of elements from rock.
November 20, 2020

Using a bioreactor packed with bacteria could make space mining more efficient by speeding up the extraction of elements from rock.

Asteroids
Why NASA Just Landed a Spacecraft on the Asteroid Bennu
Bennu
Asteroids
Why NASA Just Landed a Spacecraft on the Asteroid Bennu
NASA has collected samples from the asteroid Bennu that could yield insights into everything from the origin of life to avoiding an asteroid impact on Earth.
October 21, 2020

NASA has collected samples from the asteroid Bennu that could yield insights into everything from the origin of life to avoiding an asteroid impact on Earth.

Outer Space
MIT Unveils Simulation to Help Stop an Asteroid Impact
Asteroid Impact
Outer Space
MIT Unveils Simulation to Help Stop an Asteroid Impact
MIT has developed a simulation to determine the most appropriate way to stop an asteroid impact if one of the space rocks is headed toward the Earth.
March 4, 2020

MIT has developed a simulation to determine the most appropriate way to stop an asteroid impact if one of the space rocks is headed toward the Earth.

The New Space Race
What a Controversial Asteroid Mission Tells Us About U.S. Space Policy
What a Controversial Asteroid Mission Tells Us About U.S. Space Policy
The New Space Race
What a Controversial Asteroid Mission Tells Us About U.S. Space Policy
Billions spent on projects of questionable benefit - like the plan to capture an asteroid - raises the question:...
By Mike Riggs
October 14, 2016

Billions spent on projects of questionable benefit - like the plan to capture an asteroid - raises the question: Should NASA take a back seat in the 21st century space race?