Stephen Hawking says Asteroids are a Major Threat
Renowned Physicist Prof. Stephen Hawking spoke in a video made by our Partners Asteroid Day, a global movement dedicated to protecting our species and raising awareness about Asteroid threats, co-founded by Brian May and Grigorij Richters. Professor Stephen Hawking said: “One of the major threats to intelligent life in our universe is the high probability of an asteroid colliding with inhabited planets.” Asteroid Day’s movement is a wake-up call to humanity, urging scientists, politicians and the
Mission to Mine Water from Asteroids
Luxembourg based Deep Space Industries (DSI) is planning to send a probe out on a Near Earth Asteroid on a mission to mine water from one of these bodies. The project is reportedly to be cheaper by millions of dollars as compared to other major missions because the company is building the spacecraft with the most recent cutting edge small satellite technology. The main advantage of this would be that a refueling station in
Capture The Asteroids
Capture The Asteroids and Win a FREE GIFT! Please Keep in Mind: The Only two Asteroids to be photographed are (96590) 1998 XB OR 5143 Heracles, which would have a Near Earth Flyby towards the end of November. The Winners would be decided on the basis of Photo Quality and how well the Asteroids are captured. Only Amateur photographers are allowed to compete, no Big Observatory or Research Organisation would be allowed to participate.
ESA’s ambitious Asteroid Impact Mission (AIM) on Final Talks
The European Space Agency (ESA)’s Council of Ministers will have a meeting next month to make a decision on the implementation of the Mission. The Asteroid Impact Mission (AIM) mission is planned to be launched in October 2020 and would reach the binary asteroid system Didymos in 2022. AIM is a mission with a sense of urgency because the asteroid Didymos continues to move for a close encounter with Earth on 2022. The