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Asteroid Mining Venture Could Change Supply/Demand Ratio On Earth

Peter Suciu for RedOrbit.com On Tuesday, Planetary Resources announced its plan to mine Near-Earth Asteroids (NEAs), paving the way for mankind's reach beyond the Earth. This would include mining for raw minerals, ranging from water - which would be required for any future human colonization – and two precious metals such as gold and platinum. “Many of the scarce metals and minerals on Earth are in near-infinite quantities in space,” said Dr. Peter Diamandis, Co-Founder and Co-Chairman of Planetary Resources, Inc. during Tuesday's press conference. Although the group suggested that...

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Published By: RedOrbit.com: Space - Saturday, 28 April, 2012