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New Law Paves the Way for Asteroid Mining—But Will It Work?

Asteroid mining

This new bill enables private space exploration companies to own the resources they obtain from space objects, such as an asteroid. Companies like Planetary Resources must first determine what resources are available by analyzing possible mining sights, p

Credit: Planetary Resources, Inc.

Mining asteroids may sound like a concept ripped from science fiction, but a new law is aiming to make it a reality.

From Scientific American
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