There are approximately 620,000 asteroids that are tracked in our Solar System. This number represents less than one percent of the estimated objects that orbit the Sun. Now, a new space-age venture, Planetary Resources, the asteroid mining company funded by...
We are continually being surprised by new discoveries of near-Earth asteroids and comets, often noticing them only after they have completed a close approach. Only one asteroid has ever been found and projected to impact prior to its actually doing so. Show More Summary
Planetary Resources really wants to mine asteroids for valuable materials, but first it has to find them. So the company is partnering with NASA on a crowdsourcing project that would put the American public to work identifying and tracking near-Earth-objects (NEOs). Show More Summary
An online resource has emerged to help shape Buddhist thought and activism with regard to the realities of climate change and other planetary challenges. One Earth Sangha, jointly created by the UK’s Gaia House and Green Sangha in San Francisco, strives “to support awakening and responding to climate change and other threats to our shared [...]
We're getting more and more excited watching the Expand NY agenda come together. We've already announced our first set of speakers (by which we mean people on stage, not those kind of speakers) including legendary game designer Peter...Show More Summary
Both NASA and Planetary Resources dream of capturing asteroids, but they need viable targets -- many space rocks aren't easily moved. The University of Strathclyde just gave those organizations some help by identifying 12 near-Earth asteroids that are relatively easy to catch. Show More Summary
Move cements partnership with Planetary Resources.
Boldly 3-D printing where no one has 3-D printed before. Planetary Resources, the innovative, bold company with plans to strip-mine asteroids for their valuable resources, has revealed it will use advanced 3-D printing techniques to produce its line of Arkyd space telescopes. Show More Summary
Planetary Resources, Inc., the asteroid mining company based in Bellevue, Washington, completed its Kickstarter campaign on Sunday after a 33-day run that raised US$1,505,366 from 17,600 backers. The purpose of the campaign was to raise...Show More Summary
Sweetie187/Flickr Planetary Resources, the group of world leaders charged with building the ground floor opportunities for a space travel industry, needs our help. One of those opportunities involves mining asteroids, believed to hold riches beyond belief. Show More Summary
Planetary Resources, the asteroid mining company backed by Google’s CEO Larry Page & chairman Eric Schmidt has three days to go in its already successful Kickstarter campaign to raise $1 million to build an asteroid hunting telescope accessible to the public. Show More Summary
Planetary Resources, a startup that wants to mine asteroids for precious metals, is giving Earthlings a chance to to take "selfies," or photos of themselves, from outer space. Here's how it works: Planetary Resources is developing a space telescope called ARKYD that's designed to orbit the Earth and look for asteroids that could be worth mining. Show More Summary
We talk to Chris Lewicki, President of Planetary Resources, about their upcoming Arkyd telescopes including one for the public, asteroid mining, and more. Bill Nye and Jennifer Vaughn join host Bruce Betts.
In a Reddit AmA, asteroid mining company Planetary Resources showed off the benefits and complications of their exciting techniques.
Planetary Resources' plan to scour the heavens and find asteroids to mine may seem a little out there as far as startup ideas go, but that hasn't stopped some big names from backing the company. Today, that list just got a little bigger...Show More Summary
3D printers will be used to manufacture components for Planetary Resources spacecraft.
Following the lead of privatized-space-exploration venture SpaceX, actor Rainn Wilson has gotten on board with Planetary Resources, an “interplanetary mining” company dedicated to exploiting natural supplies of water and minerals from asteroids and other celestial bodies. Just to be clear, this is a real company with a real … Read More
It wasn't long ago that asteroid mining was only found in the pages of science fiction. Now, with increasing interest in the commercial exploitation of space, companies are springing up to turn asteroids from things that Bruce Willis blows up, into raw materials for future travellers and colonists. Show More Summary
Asteroid mining company Planetary Resources has a new venture on their hands, and they've turned to Kickstarter to fund it. They want to launch the ARKYD, a space telescope that's not only crowdfunded, but actually crowd controlled.Show More Summary
And communal space astronomy is go. Planetary Resources has successfully hit the $1 million crowdfunding target for its ARKYD telescope, which should now be on track for its promised 2015 launch. The project has also racked up 11,000 backers, and that means a new round of add-ons for the extra-committed. Show More Summary