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April 26, 2012

Asteroid mining – really

Turns out that there are a lot of valuable minerals in space, and people are keen to get their hands on them. So a company has come up with a way to explore, tether and drag asteroids back to somewhere on or close to Earth to mine them. All very sci-fi, but not completely ridiculous and also, apparently, completely plausible. The details are in the link above.