When will we start mining the moon/asteroids?

An Asteroid Headed Our Way Is About to Test NASA’s Planetary Defense System

Don’t panic: the inbound asteroid is estimated to safely pass our planet at a distance of about 6,800 kilometers.

August 1, 2017

No, a Huge Asteroid Probably Won’t Wipe out Humanity

But a small one could still cause a lot of damage.

July 11, 2017

NASA Is Fast-Tracking Plans to Explore a Metal Asteroid Worth $10,000 Quadrillion

It'll be our first attempt to explore a world made of iron rather than ice or rock.

May 28, 2017

The White House Now Has a Plan for Handling an Asteroid Disaster

NASA and the US Government work together to prepare for a possible asteroid impact.

January 7, 2017

NASA is Sending a Probe to Explore a “New Type of World”

This unique asteroid could be our window onto the Earth's mysterious core.

January 7, 2017

Newfound Comets to Help Ring in the New Year

And you might be able to see one of them with just a pair of binoculars.

December 30, 2016

Here’s Our Response Plan for an Incoming Asteroid

"It's not a matter of if, but when, we will deal with such a situation."

November 8, 2016
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