Hayabusa2 lands on an asteroid and sends back amazing pictures to prove it

Hayabusa2 lands on an asteroid and sends back amazing pictures to prove it

Japan’s Hayabusa2 mission to the asteroid Ryugu is an ambitious one to begin with, and the team recently made the decision to up the stakes with a second touchdown on the space rock’s surface. Not only did all go as planned, but we now have the best shots of an asteroid’s surface ever to be Read more about Hayabusa2 lands on an asteroid and sends back amazing pictures to prove it[…]

NASA’s OSIRIX-REx probe sets a space record with a close orbit of weird asteroid Bennu

NASA’s OSIRIX-REx probe sets a space record with a close orbit of weird asteroid Bennu

If you follow space news at all, you may have heard of ‘Bennu’ – the near-Earth asteroid that has a slim (but higher than most) chance of colliding with our planet sometime nearly 200 years from now. The asteroid is notable for many reasons, including the recent discovery that it’s actually also “active,” which means Read more about NASA’s OSIRIX-REx probe sets a space record with a close orbit of weird asteroid Bennu[…]

A blockchain firm bought asteroid mining company Planetary Resources

A blockchain firm bought asteroid mining company Planetary Resources

Here’s a match made in…I don’t know, somewhere on the blockchain, I guess. Pioneering space startup Planetary Resources was acquired by, of all things, a blockchain firm this week. ConsenSys, a Brooklyn based firm that specializes in all things Ethereum issued an announcement noting that it has snagged the asteroid mining  company. It’s not entirely Read more about A blockchain firm bought asteroid mining company Planetary Resources[…]