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SPACE MINING

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Published on Apr 25, 2012

Hank summarizes the exciting news about Planetary Resources, a company with plans to mine near-earth asteroids for precious metals and water, and what these plans might mean for humanity's future in space.

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For more information on this topic:
Planetary Resources website
http://www.planetaryresources.com/
Brief on the company from Technology Review
http://www.technologyreview.com/blog/...
Asteroid Retrieval Feasibility Study
http://kiss.caltech.edu/study/asteroi...

tags: planetary resources, asteroid mining, space mining, entrepreneur, space, space exploration, NASA, science, scishow, solar system, exploration, james cameron, google, humanity, near-earth asteroid, platinum, palladium, metal, carbonaceous chondrites, earth, robots, robotic craft, jet propulsion laboratory, JPL, technology, asteroid, profit, company, natural resources, curiosity, space travel, water, news

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