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Asteroid mining may require changes to The Outer Space Treaty and the consequences of amending it badly could be very serious...
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 spot aliens not by their signals into outer space, but by their mining activity?
Some of this blog's readers would make really scary and really good alien invaders...
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?