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Can bacteria help people to mine asteroids?

August 2, 2019

It may sound like science fiction, but so-called biomining is already a reality on Earth. Now, Luis Zea…
Scientists chose basalt, because the surface of the Moon and Mars contains a lot of this kind of rock. Image credit: NASA via Wikimedia, Public Domain
Scientists are trying to learn to use bacteria for mining in other planets

July 20, 2019

If we are going to colonize space, we need to learn to mine it. Mining is how we…
Who Wants to be a Trillionaire? Mission to Psyche Could Uncover Tons of Precious Metals!

July 2, 2019

It has been said that within the next quarter century, the world’s first trillionaires will emerge. It is…
NASA Invests in Tech Concepts Aimed at Exploring Lunar Craters, Mining Asteroids

June 12, 2019

Robotically surveying lunar craters in record time and mining resources in space could help NASA establish a sustained…
Asteroid mining not a million miles away

June 12, 2019

Work by a team of University of Adelaide scientists to perfect metal and mineral extraction processes is bringing…
New Rover will Crawl the Moon Searching for Resources

November 19, 2018

Space technology company Lunar Outpost has unveiled their new Lunar Prospector rover that will explore the surface of…
Earth’s Mini-Moons are the Perfect Targets to Test Out Asteroid Mining

August 22, 2018

Roughly 4.5 billion years ago, scientists theorize that Earth experienced a massive impact with a Mars-sized object (named…
Asteroid Mining is Getting Closer to Reality. Planetary Resources Arkyd-6 Satellite Just Launched

January 18, 2018

In 2009, Arkyd Aeronautics was formed with the intention of becoming the first commercial deep-space exploration program. In…
Cyclone Space Mining doubles down on new and better robot technology

May 16, 2016

The student-engineers of Cyclone Space Mining crowded around their prototype, soil-scooping robot. It was assembly time in a…
Luxembourg Announces Plan to Mine Asteroids for Metals

February 5, 2016

During an interview back in April, 2015, Neil deGrasse Tyson had said that the world‘s first trillionaire is…
Space mining is closer than you think, and the prospects are great

August 7, 2015

In this week’s Q&A on the ABC, the American cosmologist Neil deGrasse Tyson gushed about the prospects of mining in…
Cyclone Space Mining pushing to remain a leader at NASA competition

May 18, 2015

Early in the week, the mining robot of Cyclone Space Mining was mostly a pile of parts in the…
How Could You Capture an Asteroid?

March 24, 2015

We can’t just go into space with a big butterfly net or catcher’s mitt, so how in the…
Update: A New Look at NASA’s Asteroid Capture Plan

August 26, 2013

NASA has released some new photos and video animations outlining the concept of how their planned asteroid capture…
These 12 Asteroids Are The Easiest Ones To Bring Back To Earth

August 16, 2013

As NASA works through proposals for an asteroid retrieval mission, a new paper shows that there are other research…
Study: Asteroids Provide Sustainable Resource

June 17, 2013

The prospects of a robotic manufacturing base operating off Earth is not as far-fetched an idea as it…
Buy, sell, lift-off: the global economy is going interplanetary

April 5, 2013

Harvesting space resources will raise living standards worldwide, without further damaging Earth. So how can those resources be…
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