How Many Asteroids Are Close Enough For Man To Mine?
Aug 13, 2013 12:17
Deep space mining. It's a possibility and is probably going to happen once there's enough resources to do so. But before that, we'll need to identify which asteroids can be mined.
Researchers from the University of Strathclyde in the United Kingdom parsed through the list of 9,000 near-Earth objects to identify which ones could be easily blasted into accessible orbit. So far, they've found 12. The so called "easily retrievable objects" are all about a million kilometers from Earth, and we can reach them.
Finally, the question is what do we do with them? This will probably be up to the folks from Planetary Resources - the asteroid mining company founded by billionaires like Larry Page and Eric Schmidt and James Cameron and some NASA scientists.
The next thing we need that's best? A tractor beam, so we don't have to travel so far to mine the asteroid.
Running your business can be overwhelming at times. You want to make sure your employees are present, that payment options are easy and seamless for clients, and you want your database marketing to be on point at all times. Is there a piece of equipment that can run your credit card processing while also helping you store your database marketing ideas? Yes, there is. The Clover pos systems by Merchant Account Solutions offer you a great way to run your company from the palm of your hand. Read more
Lots of people are focused on how we're going to escape our planet. They want to colonize another world because it's only a matter of time before earth becomes uninhabitable. Maybe they're getting too far ahead of themselves and they should be focusing their efforts on something else. Read more
Quite a lot of people started making a living off Youtube recently. As Youtube has started accommodating video-makers to a greater extent, it has become more commercial. From Vlogs to tutorials, you can find channels producing every kind of content for their fans. Read more