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Fraser
2012-May-16, 02:10 PM
With the recent announcement of the asteroid mining company, Planetary Resources, some of the most-asked questions about this enticing but complex endeavor include, what asteroids do we mine? Which are the easiest asteroids to get to? Could it really be profitable? While Planetary Resources officials said they hope to identify a few promising targets within [...]

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JustAFriend
2012-May-16, 09:26 PM
Kinda silly to mine an asteroid and bring the ore back to Earth.
It's still far cheaper to dig stuff out of the ground.
Who are the customers? Why would they pay the premiums?

Far better to start mining operations when we have an actual presence off the Earth,
either on the Moon or in Earth orbit or out to the Lagrange points, when we need
actual building and manufacturing materials....