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December 01 - Asteroid 157 Dejanira

At 10km wide, and with an absolute magnitude of +10.6 and a rotation period of 15.82 hours, 157 Dejanira is a fairly ordinary main belt asteroid discovered by Alphonse Borelly on December 1st 1875. 337 more words


Obama signs new law: finders keepers is the new rule when it comes to asteroid mining

It’s a preemptive move to be sure, but when we are finally able to mine valuable resources from asteroids, rest assured that it’s fully legal to keep what you find. 404 more words

Space And Time

Space Mining - A Legal Mine Field

Space – the final frontier…..well it’s very much the current frontier at the moment with the far flung thought of mining asteriods now a legal debate. 631 more words


November 27 - Asteroid 82 Alkmene

Asteroid 82 Alkmene was discovered by the prolific German asteroid hunter Robert Luther on November 27th 1864.  It’s a medium-sized S-type main belt asteroid, orbiting the Sun every four and a half years. 143 more words


Project: Asterank


Asteroids are minor planets, especially those of the inner Solar System. The larger ones have also been called planetoids. These terms have historically been applied to any astronomical object orbiting the Sun that did not show the disc of a planet and was not observed to have the characteristics of an active comet. 235 more words


November 25 - Asteroid 128 Nemesis

Asteroid 128 Nemesis was discovered on November 25th 1872 by J C Watson.  It’s a C-type asteroid, estimated to be about 188km in diameter, and is one of the slower rotators, with a day of 39 hours.   325 more words


The 196th Step

Hey guys, today is already a good day, because I have made it out of bad at 5 a.m. since months.

How did I do it? 155 more words