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New space company aims to mine asteroids for precious metals

A new private space company is expected to be unveiled Tuesday at the Museum of Flight in Seattle.
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Does asteroid mining violate space law?

News : Yahoo! News: The Upshot (3 years ago)

Several well-known billionaires are forming the new company Planetary Resources with plans to send a robotic spacecraft to mine precious metals from an asteroid and bring them back to Earth. Read Post

Deep Space Mine: US Firm Targets Asteroids

News : The Coming Crisis (2 years ago)

A company has unveiled plans to send a fleet of spacecraft into the solar system to mine asteroids for metals and other materials."Using resources harvested in space is the only way to afford permanent space development," said David... Read Post

How algae can harvest precious metals and biofuel from mining’s toxic sludge

News : The Raw Story (12 hours ago)

Groundbreaking project under way at Wheal Jane tin mine in Cornwall could have benefits worldwide A groundbreaking research project to clean up a flooded Cornish tin mine is using algae to harvest the precious heavy metals in its to... Read Post


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