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Medium-Size Asteroid Hit Could Unleash Ice Age

Discovery News - ‎Feb 10, 2016‎
A strike by a medium-size asteroid could change Earth's climate dramatically for a few years, making life difficult for people around the world, a new study suggests.
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An out-of-the-world business plan: Luxembourg wants to mine asteroids in Space

Catch News - ‎16 hours ago‎
Because the world is not enough. The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, one of Europe's smallest and least populous countries, last week announced its grandest plan yet: mining asteroids in outer space. The Luxembourg government annoucned a slew of ...
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Redirect Asteroids Like A Rock Star

Forbes - ‎Feb 9, 2016‎
Asteroid Day 2016. Asteroid Day is a global movement to increase public awareness of potential asteroid collisions and how to protect Earth.
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Medium-Size Asteroid Strike Could Unleash a Mini Ice Age

Space.com - ‎Feb 9, 2016‎
A strike by a medium-size asteroid could change Earth's climate dramatically for a few years, making life difficult for people around the world, a new study suggests.

Hedgehog rover will be our space guides to asteroids

Geek - ‎Feb 9, 2016‎
Researchers best bet to probe asteroids will be with the Hedgehog. Not the cute mammal, but a cubed rover. Surfaces of low-gravity, small-bodied objects in space present unique opportunities for research and future business endeavors in space.
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Mining asteroids to become the new space race

The New Daily - ‎Feb 7, 2016‎
The tiny European country of Luxembourg, which is mostly farmland and forests, has joined the frontrunners in a new space race, this time to the asteroids near Earth. The country's Deputy Prime Minister and Economy Minister Étienne Schneider revealed ...
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Meet "Hedgehog": Engineers build cube-like rover for exploration of asteroids, comets

Phys.Org - ‎Feb 8, 2016‎
Meet Hedgehog, who could become our guide to exploring the small bodies such as asteroids and comets whirling about the solar system.

Asteroid Armageddon at Natural History museum

The News Journal - ‎1 hour ago‎
Through May 30, "Great Balls of Fire: Comets, Asteroids and Meteors," lets visitors attempt to save Earth while trying to divert an asteroid made of rubble from destroying our planet. Guests can also climb into a "spaceship" and blast off on a fact ...

Asteroids and Earthquakes Belong in the Movies, Not in Your IT Ops

Business 2 Community - ‎10 hours ago‎
From floods, to fires and earthquakes, to airplane crashes and asteroids, I love any disaster - natural or manmade - that can be turned into melodrama for entertainment.
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100-Foot Asteroid to Buzz Earth Next Month

Discovery News - ‎Feb 5, 2016‎
An asteroid as long as a basketball court will give Earth a close shave next month - though scientists aren't sure just how close.

A tiny European country just made an unprecedented move in the space mining business

ScienceAlert - ‎Feb 8, 2016‎
The Luxembourg Government became the first European country to express serious interest in the potentially lucrative business of asteroid mining on Wednesday. Some have gone so far as to say that asteroid mining could grow to become the world's first ...

A team of engineers builds a cube-like rover for exploration in some of the most extreme conditions in space.

Stanford Report - ‎Feb 5, 2016‎
Meet Hedgehog, who could become our guide to exploring the small bodies such as asteroids and comets whirling about the solar system.
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Asteroid mining is not science fiction

Financial Times - ‎Feb 5, 2016‎
The Luxembourg government's announcement this week that it is to promote a commercial asteroid mining industry astonished even seasoned space industry observers.

Lasers Could One Day Stop Asteroids From Striking Earth

Inside Science News Service - ‎Jan 29, 2016‎
(Inside Science) -- Lasers mounted on robot spacecraft or giant satellites could deflect asteroids away from Earth, suggest new orbital simulations exploring this defense strategy.

Luxembourg announces plan to mine asteroids

ROOM, Space Journal - ‎Feb 5, 2016‎
Last year, the United States passed into law The U.S. Commercial Space Launch Competitiveness Act, a bill that recognises the right of U.S.
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Meteorite Kills Man in India, Authorities Say

Discovery News - ‎Feb 8, 2016‎
... incident Saturday in the southern state of Tamil Nadu. The impact of the object left a large crater in the ground and shattered window panes in a nearby building, killing the driver who was walking past.

What happened to Asteroids: Outpost? Core gameplay is being revisited

TweakTown - ‎Feb 4, 2016‎
"As an early access title, we always expected Asteroids: Outpost would be a project that would see continued evolution.

Mining asteroids: science fiction or fact?

BBC News - ‎Feb 3, 2016‎
The government of Luxembourg has announced a plan to become a European hub in the exploration of space resources - specifically asteroid mining. Could this be the future of the space industry? Chris Lewicki is president of the commercial asteroid ...

Avoid asteroids and save astromutts in Hyperide

Pocket Gamer - ‎Feb 3, 2016‎
Usually when a game features ships and asteroids, you know you'll have to blast through them. It's quite the cliché in shoot-em-up games.
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