NASA's Discovery Program approved missions on asteroid mining in space.
Scientists have focused more on asteroids over the past years but comets pose threats to Earth as well.
Asteroid mining could be the future for colonizing space.
Deep Space Industries aims to develop rockets that use water from asteroids as a fuel in space.
Asteroid mining is still in its infancy—no would-be miners have managed to land on a space rock, much less harvest the water and metals locked away inside of it. But if a spate of recent announcements are any indicator, private companies might lead the charge.
Space factories, once properly established, could help keep humans alive, scientists now believe.
NASA will use an X-Ray instrument to create a map of the asteroid Bennu.
Planetary resources announced it raised $21 million for an Earth Observation platform that can collect info about earth, as well as deep space.
Is asteroid mining possible? SpaceX may just make the endeavor actually feasible.
Officials from 32 of the world's space-faring nations concluded a trio of summits on Friday to tackle expanding participation in the International Space Station and planning for eventual human expeditions to Mars.
NASA released new photos and video animations depicting the agency’s planned mission to find, capture, redirect, and study a near-Earth asteroid.