as­ter­oid min­ing

Australian T3 - - OPINION -

truth alert: earth is run­ning out of re­sources and we’re go­ing to need more than dili­gent re­cy­cling to fix it. but where can we find new fuel? Well, many very rich men be­lieve space holds the so­lu­tion.

in­deed, plans are be­ing hatched to send ro­botic craft to scan as­ter­oids, drill into them and then send back sam­ples to see if there’s any­thing use­ful in their cores.

It sounds im­pos­si­bly sci-fi, but sev­eral firms, in­clud­ing one backed by Google, sure be­lieve there’s gold in them there space rocks…

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