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Where's the next gold rush look up to US companies working on a plan to mining asteroids.
For precious metals.
Dan Springer has more on that he's in Seattle -- does get so much -- Stan.
-- -- -- it turns all those big rocks up and outer space are worth a fortune bill people seen getting those rocks as the future of space exploration there are thousands of asteroids near the Earth's atmosphere.
That contain valuable metals like platinum but the idea is not the -- to bring the medals back to earth.
Rather use them and the water in asteroids to fuel even deeper space travel in one day perhaps colonies.
Planetary resource is a company based here in Bellevue Washington outside Seattle has developed.
What it calls the -- a small spacecraft that it hopes will be able to land on an asteroid in a couple of years and take measurements the purpose is to help determine.
Which asteroids to eventually mind.
The next millionaires are going to be made in space.
This is set of resources that are are literally they're they're close to beyond comprehension how much material is out there.
And among among the big money investors and planetary resources director James Cameron Google CEO Larry Page and Ross Perot junior bill seems like a bit of science fiction.
How do they do this how could -- be done there.
Yeah I it is bizarre -- technologies us now to get it to asteroids the key will be moving them to the Earth's atmosphere and then -- them at a reasonable cost.
That mining would be done most likely called to the moon the concept now is -- last -- asteroid about point five feet long weighing around 500 tons.
And literally dragging it back to our atmosphere the mining would be done by another spacecraft perhaps using magnets.
Another challenges then storing and processing the water and metals all robotic -- And then there's the issue of who -- the stuff in space.
Looking at the treaties that are the backbone for -- lot.
No one's really sure who owns what or if anybody -- anything.
So -- really is Star Wars meets the gold rush out -- outer space.
Pretty pretty bizarre story -- have a say they can pull it off.
The mobile mania got to lens of their trainers thank you Dan then Spurrier in Austria are.
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