February 5, 2014

Russian Chelyabinsk Meteor marks the largest known impact since 1906

A meteor exploded over Chelyabinsk, Russia causing the world to stop and think about the threat of asteroid impacts on Earth. But as our Co-Founder Peter Diamandis says “There is promise and peril with asteroids…”. At Planetary Resources we are focusing our mission efforts on the promise asteroids bring to humanity through mining them for their precious resources. Along the way however, we will develop technologies with our ARKYD series of spacecraft that will help to detect potential threats in the Solar System.

Meteors impacts on Earth also help us understand what certain types of asteroids are made of. To learn more about this, visit our blog post on “How we know so much about asteroids” HERE.