A United Nations panel wants to set up an early warning system to track and deflect potentially dangerous Near-Earth Objects. (NASA/Newsmakers)

U.N. Panel Takes Step Toward Combating Asteroid Threat

WASHINGTON (CBS DC) – A United Nations panel is taking the first serious steps towards getting the world ready for an asteroid impact, reports The U.N. Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space […]


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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.


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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.