ASTEROIDS APLENTY. Our solar system has no shortage of asteroids. At last count, NASA estimated there were 781,454 of the rocky bodies orbiting our Sun. Tens of thousands of those are floating between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter in an area appropriately named the asteroid belt.
Elon Musk thinks we’re all probably trapped in a “Matrix”-like pseudoexistence. The universe is 13.8 billion years old, so any civilizations that may have arisen throughout the cosmos have had loads and loads of time to hone their technological know-how, the SpaceX founder and CEO explained early this morning (Sept.
NASA’s Parker Solar Probe will explore the sun’s atmosphere in a mission that launched early Sunday. This is NASA’s first mission to the sun and its outermost atmosphere, called the corona.
Space mining is the process of sending spacecraft to asteroids, moons, comets and even planets to collect valuable minerals. USGS officials are now investigating how they can expand their operation to search for resources in space – with hopes to team up with NASA.