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.
In 'Soonish,' a Scientist/Cartoonist Couple Predict Tomorrow's Technologies
From asteroid mining to brain-computer interfaces, ‘Soonish’ explores ten developing technologies with the power to make the future awesome, awful, or a little of both.
Asteroid Mining Is Our Best Hope for Colonizing Mars
Asteroids will be the unsung heroes that help us become a multiplanetary species.
A Weird Canadian Tax Incentive Could Get Space Mining Off the Ground
“Space mining is going to happen whether Canada wants it to or not.”
Why Luxembourg, Of All Places, Is a Global Leader in Asteroid Mining
The tiny European country is betting it all on riches from space.
The US Says Asteroid Mining Is Legal for Americans. What About Everyone Else?
A new US law says American companies can keep resources they obtain in space, but some argue it contravenes international space law.
The Most Adorable Film Ever Made About the Perils of Space Capitalism
"Wire Cutters" is cute, compelling, and depressing as hell.
The US Mulls Breaking an International Treaty So Americans Can Mine Asteroids
"We're taking the right to regulate interstate commerce and have taken it to mean the right to regulate interplanetary commerce."
Japan Just Launched an Asteroid-Exploding Probe
The Hayabusa2 spacecraft will blast a hole in asteroid 1999 JU3 come 2018.
Congress Doesn't Have the Power to Make Asteroid Mining Legal
Passing a law isn't going to make the legal mess surrounding asteroid mining go away.
NASA's Actually Thinking About Capturing an Asteroid and Bringing It Home
No April Fools: Putting an astronaut on an asteroid is a lot easier when it's in your backyard.
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