Asteroid

NASA launches its first probe to an asteroid

The US space agency on Thursday launched a probe to the long-watched asteroid Bennu, which astronomers say could menace future generations on Earth.

NASA prepared to launch first probe to an asteroid

The US space agency is poised to launch a probe to the long-watched asteroid Bennu, which astronomers say could menace future generations on Earth.

Luxembourg launches venture to mine asteroids for minerals

Luxembourg will announce an asteroid mining venture Wednesday to seek gold, platinum and other minerals from some of the 13,000 asteroids nearest earth, news reports said.