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Mining Asteroids

Space Merchants and Planetary Mining

Ayodele Faiyetole | Posted 07.02.2012 | Science
Ayodele Faiyetole

The exhaustibility of mineral resources on Earth and their almost infinite deposits on other planetary bodies in our solar system are fast leading to the development of a whole new industry spearheaded by exploratory-entrepreneurial visionaries.

Occupy Asteroids?

Randall Amster | Posted 06.26.2012 | Science
Randall Amster

The announcement this week of an asteroid mining venture -- backed by Google executives, the Perot Group, and James Cameron, among others -- is precisely the sort of item that conjures both absurdity and horror in its full implications.