Asteroid 1999 KW1 is not going hit Earth tomorrow. Don't believe me, though. Here's some good resources and tools to fact-check for yourself.
A fully-contained near-Earth asteroid retrieved to cislunar space can be used as a Research and Development destination for resource extraction and engineering tests as space-native material, unaltered by a radical change in environment, in industrial quantity, and in an accessible orbit.
"The space mining bubble has burst"Behind this quasi-sensationalist headline is well-informed reporting of the fact that the two trailblazer companies of asteroid mining, Planetary Resources and Deep Space Industries, are "gone". Planetary
SummarySmall asteroids are faint and hard to detect. Many times they are not spotted until they approach Earth's orbit very closely. A newly discovered asteroid named 2017 OM1 is a good example of
Summary2018 LA was a small asteroid, somewhere between 2-3 meters in diameter. It was first seen in space just 8 hours before impacting the Earth on 2 June 2018. This is significant because
Asteroid impacts are one type natural disaster that we can realistically prevent, and it's important to continuing pushing for funding and prioritizing these efforts through NASA and across the world.