Asteroids may be colonized, become new means of transportation – experts

File Image of Earth Orbit and Asteroids

NOVOSIBIRSK. Nov 14 (Interfax) – Colonization of asteroids is one of the most promising areas of space exploration, Khrunichev Research Center head Sergei Antonenko said. “About 10,000 asteroids are circling around the Earth and the asteroid belt consists of approximately 2 million bodies. Their total size is three times large than that of the Earth,” he said at the Technoprom-2013 […]

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RIA Novosti: Scientists See Increased Asteroid Threat

Stylized Satellite View of Globe Highlighting Russian Impact Location for Meteor

WASHINGTON, November 8 (RIA Novosti) ­ Asteroid strikes like the one that occurred over the Russian city of Chelyabinsk in February are much more likely to happen than previously thought, scientists said in a report published in the scientific journal Nature. A team of researchers studied two decades’ worth of data gathered by US government-run infrasound sensors positioned around the […]

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