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Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Mining Asteroids In Space

We’re Getting Serious About Mining Asteroids

Nathaniel Scharping | June 6, 2016

As humanity gobbles up natural resources to satisfy the demands of economic expansion, a growing number of enterprising corporations are eyeing outer space as the next source of valuable commodities.
Asteroid mining is making the leap from science fiction novels and into corporate boardrooms as new technologies bring the idea within reach. We’ve already landed a probe on a comet, satisfying the first requirement for potential mining activities. Figuring out how to extract potential resources and return them to Earth, well, that’s another question.


<more at; related articles and links: (Tech Billionaires Plan Audacious Mission to Mine Asteroids. April 23, 2012) and (Luxembourg Is the Asteroid Mining Capital of the World. June 6, 2016)>

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