News from the Rubble Pile

A collection of 4 posts

Asteroid mining is (not) dead.

"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

2018 LA

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

362P/2008 GO98

SummaryThe distinctions between a comet and an asteroid are quite a bit less clear than many of us were taught in middle school.  There's a peculiar object named 362P/2008 GO98 that's being