The Kuiper Belt is home to many of the solar systems comets, asteroids, and dwarf planets. Because it’s so far from the Sun, there’s much we still don’t know about it.
Russian scientists recently announced that they plan to send bombs to space to blow up asteroids, but what are the consequences if things go wrong?
NASA is planning a mission that will visit a large asteroid and redirect a large portion of it into a stable orbit around the Moon. From there, we can study it at our leisure.
Russian scientists are preparing Inter-Continental Ballistic Missiles against asteroid Apophis, which is expected to come close to Earth in the coming decades.
NASA just created an office focused on protecting the planet in the event of asteroid collisions.
Asteroid mining company Planetary Resources and 3D Systems have collaborated to reveal the first object 3D printed using asteroid material sourced from the Campo Del Cielo impact near Argentina.
Scientists have estimated that an asteroid falling on Earth needs to be at least 60 miles (96 km) in diameter to completely eradicate all life on the planet.
Asteroid 2003 SD220 will come as close as 11 million kilometers to Earth, which is a safe enough distance to not cause any harm, but it will make for some good viewing for astronomers.
An asteroid, UW158, which recently zoomed past Earth, is made of a staggering $5 trillion dollars in platinum and presents significant potential for asteroid mining.
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