Most asteroids are known to reside in the asteroid belt but, on occasion, they might be drawn into the inner Solar System, for example when Jupiter knocks them…

Planetary Resource’s Chris Lewicki on what we can expect to see in the future. 2013-2019 “The first activities of Planetary Resources actually start in space next year with…

BIGGEST ASTEROID Of course, like the biggest mountain, the size of asteroids and the limitation of current observational technology mean that the biggest asteroids we know of are…

NASA In NASA’s 2013 budget it announced a proposal to capture an asteroid and drag it into a stable lunar orbit to be visited by future astronauts. It…

Several companies have announced plans to harvest the resources of asteroids for use both on Earth and in space, but how would it be done and is it…

1 They’re vital to future missions While we’ve carried out some missions to asteroids we’ve never had a prolonged stay on the surface of an asteroid. Future missions,…

How much of Earth's moons? It is interesting Figure 1 The asteroid 2005 YU55 could be used to the Moon of Earth. As of today, our planet is…