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Asteroid Hunters

An article looking at how astronomers are detecting asteroids that come near Earth and what we can do to them if they look like they are going to hit us.

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How Asteroid Mining Will Work

A description of how asteroids could be mined to obtain building supplies for space colonisation. From HowStuffWorks.com.

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The UN adopts official guidelines for protecting Earth from asteroids

The UN have agreed what to do in case an asteroid threatens Earth.

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How do you stop an asteroid hitting Earth?

A look at methods being considered to divert an asteroid from nudging it to pulling it off course.

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How serious does an asteroid threat have to be before we take action?

A range of factors go into deciding what risk an asteroid or comet poses to us.

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How to Deflect Killer Asteroids With Spray Paint

A new way to deflect potential dangerous asteroids uses paint to harness the force of light reflecting from the surface.

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Four fun ways to ward off an imminent asteroid apocalypse

Four ways to deflect an asteroid if it was heading towards us.

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Eros : Near Earth Asteroid Rendezvous

Site devoted to the near earth asteroid rendezvous (NEAR) of 2000. Includes many activities and images.

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Infographic: What’s the Difference Between a Comet, Asteroid and Meteor?

The difference between a comet, asteroid and meteorite neatly explained in this infographic.

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How asteroid mining might work

An interactive guide to how asteroid mining might work

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