Asteroid Mining


This Arkyd 101, once constructed, will be used to spot asteroids that are close to the earth.  Credit: Planetary Resources Inc.


What do you think about the idea of Asteroid Mining?  Or rather, what exactly is Asteroid Mining?  Recently, a company called Planetary Resources has been formed with aims to gain profit by extracting water and metals from asteroids near Earth’s vicinity.  Is this actually a feasible initiative?  If it is feasible, how long would it take for it to come to fruition?  If it does come to fruition, then does that really mean our resources are infinite since we are able to tap into the resources out in space?  To find out what we know for now, read the full article here!