WASHINGTON (CBS DC) – A United Nations panel is taking the first serious steps towards getting the world ready for an asteroid impact, reports Space.com. The U.N. Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space […]
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.
After most recent inspection, NASA says a big asteroid is no longer even a remote threat to smash into Earth in about 20 years.
A group of high-tech tycoons wants to mine nearby asteroids, hoping to turn science fiction into real profits.