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These Amazing Photos Show the First Rover Landing on an Asteroid

Hayabusa2 is the first mission to deploy mobile robots onto an asteroid.
Becky Ferreira
9.24.18
space rocks

Scientists Map Out How to Nudge Small Asteroids into Earth’s Orbit

A University of Glasgow team explores the subtle art of capturing asteroids without killing everybody.
Becky Ferreira
9.2.18
Stuff

To Form a More Perfect Universe: An Interview with Space Lawyer Joanne Gabrynowicz

"Our issues involving space are seen through the lens of geopolitics on the Earth. Our problems originate on Earth, not in space."
Ava Kofman
3.29.15
Stuff

Thirteen Alternate Endings for 'Breaking Bad'

Alternate ending # 12: No episode airs. The station says it has been postponed until next week. And next week, they say next week. On and on like that until everyone who was alive when the show began is dead.
Blake Butler
10.3.13
News

We're Going to Get Buzzed by an Asteroid Tomorrow

Good news for people who enjoy being alive: The world isn’t going to end tomorrow when an asteroid comes close to hitting Earth. But it is going to be one hell of a close shave, coming within 17,000 miles of the planet’s surface.
Amy Teitel
2.14.13
Motherboard

Blowing Up Asteroids with Neil deGrasse Tyson

What are the chances of an asteroid colliding with earth and causing hundreds of millions of people to drown in tidal waves the size of skyscrapers? For this piece, we talked to science's No. 1 booster, Neil deGrasse Tyson, about what it would take to...
MOTHERBOARD STAFF
8.27.12