asteroid mining

Asteroid Mining Might Just Work, If Only We Can Land on the Dang Things

Asteroid Mining Might Just Work, If Only We Can Land on the Dang Things

The Rosetta mission’s Philae lander descended toward the 4km-wide comet at a human’s walking pace. For seven tense hours, scientists in Darmstadt, Germany monitored its radio signal. They would have no idea whether they’d done everything correctly until after the moment of touchdown. If all went well, the lander would…