Asteroid

Giant asteroid got one-two crater-carving punch

The giant asteroid Vesta got clobbered not once but twice, and it has the scars to prove it. Read more »

May 10, 2012

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Asteroids may yield precious metals, cosmic riches

Using space-faring robots to mine precious metals from asteroids almost sounds easy when former astronaut Tom Jones describes it — practically like clearing a... Read more »

April 24, 2012

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Company aims to strike it rich by mining asteroids

A group of high-tech tycoons wants to mine nearby asteroids, hoping to turn science fiction into real profits. Read more »

April 24, 2012

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New views of giant asteroid Vesta revealed

New views of the massive asteroid Vesta reveal it is more like a planet than an asteroid, scientists said Monday. Read more »

Dec. 5, 2011

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Big asteroid in closest swing by Earth in 35 years

An asteroid as big as an aircraft carrier is zipping by Earth on Tuesday in the closest encounter by such a massive space rock in more than three decades. Read more »

Nov. 8, 2011

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Quarter-mile-wide asteroid coming close to Earth

An asteroid bigger than an aircraft carrier will dart between the Earth and moon next Tuesday. Read more »

Nov. 4, 2011

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