articles tagged: asteroid mining
asteroid mining will lose a lot of money. we should do it anyway.
# space

asteroid mining will lose a lot of money. we should do it anyway.

Today, nothing can replace terrestrial mining. But if make the necessary long-term investments, our reward will be nearly infinite cheap resources, and a cleaner, healthier Earth.

why asteroid mining could restart the cold war
# space

why asteroid mining could restart the cold war

Asteroid mining may require changes to The Outer Space Treaty and the consequences of amending it badly could be very serious...

so how would you mine an asteroid profitably?
# space

so how would you mine an asteroid profitably?

Space entrepreneurs are excited about the promise of asteroid mining. But there are a lot of big, complicated questions they'll have to answer before we know if they can ever make a profit from it.

could we see how aliens mine asteroids?
# astrobiology

could we see how aliens mine asteroids?

Could we spot aliens not by their signals into outer space, but by their mining activity?

some of my readers are sadistic tacticians…
# astrobiology

some of my readers are sadistic tacticians…

Some of this blog's readers would make really scary and really good alien invaders...

a closer look at asteroid mining
# space

a closer look at asteroid mining

Asteroid mining is touted as the industry of the future. But how ready are we to harvest raw materials from the asteroid belt at a profit?