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A Tiny, Water-Powered Spacecraft Could Be the First to Mine Asteroids

A few months back, Luxembourg—a tiny country better known for world-class pastries—announced its intention to become a leader in asteroid mining. Now, Luxembourg has revealed the first step in its plan to fill the banking vaults with space-grade platinum: a small, water-powered spacecraft. Read More >>

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Researchers Discover 12 Asteroids Close Enough for Space Mining

Common sense would suggest that humans would want to do everything possible to discourage the asteroids hurdling through solar system from heading towards Earth. But in the too futuristic era of space rock mining that's just not the case anymore. Read More >>

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Here’s Your Chance to Become One of the First Asteroid Prospectors

It was just over a year ago, back in April 2012, that we first learned the intentions of a company known as Planetary Resources: Asteroid mining. As in going into space, finding an asteroid that's not-too-far from Earth, and mining it for precious minerals and/or water which could be used as space-fuel for other missions. In a word: Ambitious. Read More >>

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Hold On Cameron, Not So Fast — Who Exactly Owns Those Asteroids You’re Planning to Plunder?

Lawyers always seem to just right around the corner ready to ruin our fun. Just weeks after Cameron and Google et al announced their madcap plan to go into space and mine those asteroids for precious bounty, Planetary Resources looks like it might be bogged down in red tape before it’s even got off the ground. Read More >>

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This Is How Asteroid Mining Will Work

Yesterday, a group of billionaires, scientists and engineers announced what could become the most important enterprise in human history since Columbus sailed West: an asteroid mining company called Planetary Resources. They want to jump start a completely new industry between the Earth and the Moon, one that will add trillions of pounds to the world economy and ensure our prosperity for centuries to come. Read More >>

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How the Space Miners Will Bring Heaps of Money to Earth (Live Coverage)

A group of billionaires and former NASA scientists are now unveiling the first asteroid mining company in history. They claim they will "add trillions of dollars to the global GDP" and "help ensure humanity's prosperity" by mining asteroids for rare metals like gold and platinum. Read More >>

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New Space-Mining Company Unveils Plans to Bring Asteroids to Moon Orbit Today

Today, a group of billionaires and former NASA scientists will announce the first asteroid mining company in history. They claim they will "add trillions of dollars to the global GDP" and "help ensure humanity's prosperity" by mining asteroids for rare metals like gold and platinum. Read More >>