MoonLITE is a proposed collaboration by the British government and NASA.
There's an element of science fiction in the supposed meteorite that fell to Earth in Peru Saturday.
Russian cosmonauts climbed out of the International Space Station last Wednesday afternoon to install protective panels.
If you could salvage all of the material that human beings have left on the moon, you could open a fairly substantial junkyard.
Deflector shields made of ionized gas are under development by British scientists. These Star Trek-style shields could be turned off or on depending on solar activity or other requirements.
University of Southampton researchers have developed NEOImpactor, a software package that models asteroid impacts and assesses the potential consequences for human beings and their economy.