SPACE

NASA Will Use Lasers To Explore This Asteroid

Aug 16, 2016 at 11:39 AM ET

Give a man a fish, he’ll eat for a day. Give a man a laser, he’ll shoot it into space until he hits something cool.

The latter is currently in the works, thanks to our friends or possibly enemies but we hope friends at NASA. In September, they’ll be sending the OSIRIS-REx Laser Altimeter to the asteroid Bennu. Coincidentally, Bennu and OSIRIS-REx were my two favorite baby names. Back to the drawing board with me.