asteroid http://www.kplu.org en Bellevue-based asteroid miners plan public space telescope http://www.kplu.org/post/bellevue-based-asteroid-miners-plan-public-space-telescope <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A company devoted to space exploration is planning to make an orbiting telescope available to students, scientists, and space enthusiasts.</span></p><p>Bellevue-based asteroid mining company&nbsp;<a href="http://www.planetaryresources.com/">Planetary Resources </a>hopes to eventually extract rare minerals from asteroids. But first the company must prospect, which will involve a fleet of space-based telescopes. Now the company has announced it will deploy an extra telescope for public use, paid for by a <a href="http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1458134548/arkyd-a-space-telescope-for-everyone-0">crowdfunding campaign on the website Kickstarter</a>.</p><p> Wed, 29 May 2013 22:24:40 +0000 Gabriel Spitzer 8927 at http://www.kplu.org Bellevue-based asteroid miners plan public space telescope Before attacking asteroids, they'll surround Earth with telescopes http://www.kplu.org/post/attacking-asteroids-theyll-surround-earth-telescopes <p>Whether they ever manage to get any platinum out of an asteroid, Bellevue-based Planetary Resources could become known for surrounding Earth with telescopes. &nbsp;</p><p>That&rsquo;s the first item in the &ldquo;prospecting&rdquo; stage of the space company&rsquo;s effort to get precious metals from asteroids, using robotic space-craft. Wed, 25 Apr 2012 18:02:40 +0000 Keith Seinfeld 4851 at http://www.kplu.org Before attacking asteroids, they'll surround Earth with telescopes NASA releases video of giant asteroid heading toward Earth http://www.kplu.org/post/nasa-releases-video-giant-asteroid-heading-toward-earth <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cIwX0Qeid9o</p><p><a href="http://slatest.slate.com/posts/2011/11/08/giant_asteroid_to_fly_near_earth.html">From Slate,</a> NASA has released a short video (above) of the 1,300-foot-wide asteroid that came within 202,000 miles of Earth this week.</p><p> Wed, 09 Nov 2011 23:17:22 +0000 Jake Ellison 3160 at http://www.kplu.org