Space Exploration

How to Mine a £60 Trillion Asteroid

How To Mine A 60 Trillion Asteroid

Mining of Gold, Coal, metals is alright but mining an asteroid? Sounds unfathomable, right.

Forget about doing it, not many people would have heard of it. But you may be amazed to discover that scientists are endeavoring to achieve this challenging deed. It may sound insane, but do you know, an asteroid can hold numerous materials that are precious on earth. And, there are countless asteroids, and asteroid mining seems to be a planet-friendly way to amass resources.

Here is an infographic illustrating how scientists are planning on doing this and what could be the expected expenses.

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Paul Tomaszewski is a science & tech writer as well as a programmer and entrepreneur. He is the founder and editor-in-chief of CosmoBC. He has a degree in computer science from John Abbott College, a bachelor's degree in technology from the Memorial University of Newfoundland, and completed some business and economics classes at Concordia University in Montreal. While in college he was the vice-president of the Astronomy Club. In his spare time he is an amateur astronomer and enjoys reading or watching science-fiction. You can follow him on LinkedIn and Twitter.

One Comment

  • Paul

    But I guess you already know that commodity value is based on supply and commodities with a never ending supply don’t have much value.

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