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File photo of a space suit. (Photo by ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

Shutdown Has Not Stopped Search For Asteroids

Reports indicate that the official search for asteroids and other potentially hazardous bodies in space by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration has not stopped, despite the government shutdown.


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Whew! Big Asteroid No Longer Threat to Earth

After most recent inspection, NASA says a big asteroid is no longer even a remote threat to smash into Earth in about 20 years.


An image mosaic of the asteroid Eros, with sunlight coming from the northeast, taken by the robotic NEAR Shoemaker space probe March 3, 2000 from a distance of 204 kilometers, or 127 miles. (credit: NASA/Newsmakers/Getty Images)

The Final Mining Frontier? High-Tech Tycoons Plan To Mine Asteroids

A group of high-tech tycoons wants to mine nearby asteroids, hoping to turn science fiction into real profits.