Tuesday, April 24, 2012 at 5:14 PM
The idea of exploiting the natural resources on asteroids has been around for more than a century. But a new company called Planetary Resources has the financial backing of some big names in high tech, and hopes to launch specially-designed prospecting spacecraft within two years.
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Flying over an Asteroid
Mars Rover Opportunity Emerges From Winter Doldrums, Gets Back On Move
The rover had been stationary while its solar panels lacked enough sunlight to power its batteries.
Pictures Of The Supermoon, As The Whole World Saw It
Saturday's bigger, brighter moon inspired some beautiful photos.
Look Up: Tonight, 'Supermoon' Is Closer To Earth
The full moon tonight occurs when the moon is at its closest point in its orbit around Earth.
Photographers, Skywatchers Prepare For Supermoon
Expect the best time for photos just after sunset Saturday.
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