Meghan Bartels

Science Writer

How Do You Mine an Asteroid?

It's one thing for a business plan to aim for the stars, but it's another thing entirely for a country to pin their dreams on reaching asteroids.

Mercury in Retrograde Now, Stumping Scientists Always

"Mercury is just so weird and so exotic compared to the Moon and other terrestrial planets," Kathleen Vander Kaaden, a planetary scientist at the engineering company Jacobs Engineering Group working on a contract at the NASA Johnson Space Center in Texas, told Newsweek.