Unlimited Resources From Space – Asteroid Mining
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"Mars Exports for Interplanetary Trade" From the 22nd Annual International Mars Society Convention, held at the University of Southern California from October 17-20, 2019. The four-day International Mars Society Convention brings together leading scientists, engineers, aerospace industry representatives, government policymakers and journalists to talk about the latest scientific discoveries, technological advances and political-economic developments that could help pave the way for a human mission to the planet Mars. Conference Papers and some presentations will be available on www.MarsPapers.org For more information on the Mars Society, visit our website at www.MarsSociety.org
The Race to Mine the Moon Is Taking Off, Here's What's Coming
NASA's quest to explore deep space is energizing a space mining boom on the Moon.
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» Visit our shop at http://shop.seeker.com We’re going into a totally different phase of space; in order to continue exploring further into the great unknown, we are going to need the resources to do so. And it is simply too expensive to put everything a mission could possibly need on a rocket to space, and there’s actually a lot of resources in space we can utilize, it is just a matter of figuring out how. Enter: the Colorado School of Mines and Angel Abbud-Madrid who has been focused on the potential of space resources for decades. In this double feature Focal Point, we sit down with Angel, the Director of the Center for Space Resources at the Colorado School of Mines, to learn more about how mining the Moon works, why it is important, and what lunar mining could mean for the next generation of space exploration. Space resources are key if we want to explore further, and the Moon is the ultimate proving ground and is shaping up to be a critical destination in the 2020s. The big vision? Establish it as a celestial boomtown, where new technologies can be tested and the moon’s raw materials can be harnessed to power future missions. NASA plans to launch its own VIPER (Volatile Investigating Polar Exploration Rover) mission in late 2022, which entails sending a golf cart-sized rover to the Moon to prospect for water ice at the Moon’s south pole. Find out more about the future of space mining on the Moon and the next space frontier in this Focal Point, and stay tuned for Part 2 to learn more about what it will take to actually turn the moon’s water into rocket fuel. #spacemining #moon #NASA #resources #VIPER #space #FocalPoint #Seeker #Science Read More: Why mining the water on the Moon could open up space exploration
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“Space missions of a startling variety and ambition are scheduled for launch this year. Indeed, space engineers have not planned so much activity – for both manned and robot projects – since the heady days of the space race between the United States and the Soviet Union in the 1960s. At last, humanity is returning to explore the heavens with renewed vigour.” Space Mining — Learning How To Fuel An Interplanetary Gas Station
“If people ever want to land on Mars, or explore beyond it, it's too expensive to rocket everything these missions will ever need from Earth. You need interplanetary gas stations on the moon or on asteroids, extracting raw materials to fuel future deep space missions. Angel Abbud-Madrid has been studying space resources at the School of Mines for two decades and directs the new degree programs. He said there is a lot in space that humans could find useful.” ____________________ Our scientific understanding of the universe is advancing at an unprecedented rate. Join Focal Point as we meet the people building tomorrow’s world. Witness the astonishing discoveries that will propel humanity forward and zero-in on the places where science-fiction becomes science-reality. Seeker empowers the curious to understand the science shaping our world. We tell award-winning stories about the natural forces and groundbreaking innovations that impact our lives, our planet, and our universe. Visit the Seeker website https://www.seeker.com Seeker on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/SeekerMedia/ Focal Point on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/FocalPointShow/ Seeker on Twitter http://twitter.com/seeker
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How Asteroid Mining Will Work
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How Close Are We to Mining in Space?
Asteroids hold untold riches when it comes to “untapped resources.” We are getting closer to harvesting materials from these celestial objects, but how close are we to mining asteroids?
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» Watch more How Close Are We | http://bit.ly/HCAWplaylist *Correction: While no evidence of new elements has been found in asteroids, they can indeed contain minerals that are impossible to form on Earth. We apologize for this error. Asteroids could become the intergalactic pit stops for exploring the universe. They have the potential to become cosmic gas stations, and even the building blocks for habitats on Mars. Asteroids can be huge, and they're almost everywhere in space. Asteroid mining could yield materials like platinum, iron, nickel, and cobalt; rare minerals; water; and even minerals that are impossible to form on Earth. And while there are numerous kinds of valuable minerals on asteroids, the first and most important thing we need to do is learn how to extract water. Water is found in Carbonaceous asteroids, also known as C-type asteroids. A water source in our planetary neighborhood could be a source of hydrogen and oxygen for rocket fuel and life support systems; a tool to shield us from radiation; and even a supply of drinking water for astronauts. The problem is that C-type asteroids are a bit tricky to find: the asteroids are incredibly dark. The good news is, all the sunlight they don't reflect gets absorbed, warms the asteroids up, and they glow in the infrared. That's why NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory is developing the Near-Earth Object Camera, or NEOCam, which, in addition to identifying potentially hazardous Near-Earth Objects, will be able to comb the infrared for evidence of C-type asteroids. But what do we have to do to actually achieve asteroid mining? Find out more in this episode of How Close Are We? Read More:
Cosmic Detective Work: Why We Care About Space Rocks
"From distant, icy comets to the asteroid that ended the reign of the dinosaurs, each space rock contains clues to epic events that shaped the solar system as we know it today -- including life on Earth." Asteroid mining might actually be better for the environment
"The first study of its environmental impact suggests that extracting resources such as platinum from asteroids might be cleaner than doing so on Earth." Asteroid-Mining Plan Would Bake Water Out of Bagged-Up Space Rocks
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The space race is now about raw materials and asteroid mining | DW News
The moon landing 50 years ago offered humans an unprecedented chance to examine the makeup of another celestial body. Now the race is on to find valuable minerals beyond our own planet. Japanese space probe Hayabusa 2 landed on the asteroid Ryugu, over 300 million kilometers from Earth, to take samples from beneath the surface and bring them back home. The US space agency NASA is also examining an asteroid with its Osiris Rex probe. It's taking samples of the rock to find out what they're made of. NASA has also been looking for rare resources on the moon for years. Metals such as gold, platinum, iridium and helium-3 gas have been detected there. But space agencies are still trying to figure out how to break down these raw materials and transport them to Earth.
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The SPACE MINING EMPIRE? The case for LUXEMBOURG - VisualPolitik EN
The space race is back. Companies like SpaceX or Virgin Galactic have given a new push to the space exploration. But there is more than this: outside of Earth there are lots of natural resources to be exploited. Some asteroids are nothing but flying piles of minerals, water or even natural gas. Both Japan and America have already sent proves to the space in order to retrieve some samples of materials. But… what legislation would cover the space mining industry? What would happen if two companies have a corporate conflict on an asteroid? So far, the country with the most advance legislation on this matter is… Luxembourg! This small country has already a cluster of space mining companies. They are completely determined to lead this brand new industry… but how does this legislation work? Can Luxembourg become a space mining empire? We will answer all of this questions on this video. Other videos at VisualPolitik: Why is Luxembourg so rich? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lYLyM4yKofk&t=2s
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9XkHBmE-N34 The richest person in modern history, was John Davison Rockefeller, His net worth was three times greater than that of our richest tech billionaires, inflation adjusted. And the source of that fortune? Timely exploitation of a vast, then-untapped natural resource: oil. Well, the days of oil may be numbered, but there’s another natural resource that’s never been touched, is effectively inexhaustible, and has a dollar value large enough to disrupt entire economies. That resource? Asteroids, and the precious materials they contain. Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson predicts that the world’s first trillionaire will be an asteroid miner. The Rockefellers of the 21st century may be less like the internet and tech moguls of the 20th century and more like the old-school oil barons of the 19th century. Hosted by Matt O'Dowd
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Michio Kaku predicts asteroid mining will happen sooner than you think
New videos DAILY: https://bigth.ink Join Big Think Edge for exclusive video lessons from top thinkers and doers: https://bigth.ink/Edge ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Good news! We're on the precipice of the next great gold rush... but it won't be in the hills of California. Or anywhere on this planet. It'll be in outer space, as there are untapped rare materials in asteroids that could be used for future technologies. That's right: there's gold in them thar skies! Theoretical physicist and one of our favorite Big Thinkers, Dr. Michio Kaku, explains to us that while China might have a stranglehold on the rare minerals and metals on our planet, there's no stopping interplanetary mining. We've even got an actual plan with actual economics already in place... we just have to wait until NASA's SLS rocket technology fully develops. Michio Kaku's latest book is the awesome The Future of Humanity: Terraforming Mars, Interstellar Travel, Immortality, and Our Destiny Beyond Earth . ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- MICHIO KAKU Dr. Michio Kaku is the co-founder of string field theory, and is one of the most widely recognized scientists in the world today. He has written 4 New York Times Best Sellers, is the science correspondent for CBS This Morning and has hosted numerous science specials for BBC-TV, the Discovery/Science Channel. His radio show broadcasts to 100 radio stations every week. Dr. Kaku holds the Henry Semat Chair and Professorship in theoretical physics at the City College of New York (CUNY), where he has taught for over 25 years. He has also been a visiting professor at the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton, as well as New York University (NYU). ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- TRANSCRIPT: Michio Kaku: When I was researching my book The Future of Humanity I came across a comment made by Thomas Jefferson. Thomas Jefferson made the biggest gamble of his life buying the Louisiana Purchase from Napoleon. Napoleon was fighting the British he needed hard cash immediately. He had Louisiana and that whole middle portion of the United States and so Napoleon sold it to Thomas Jefferson for a song. But Thomas Jefferson thought how long would it take to investigate what he had just purchased? He had doubled the size of the USA. Think about that. And he probably violated the Constitution in the process. Everyone forgets that. Everyone glosses over that fact, but hey when Louis and Clark went into the territories that comprised the Louisiana Purchase they found tremendous prospects for wealth and prosperity, but Thomas Jefferson wrote that it may take a thousand years, a thousand years before they could then begin to settle the west. Well, how long did it take? A few decades. Because what happened? Gold. Gold was discovered in California sparking the gold rush and within just a few years millions of prospectors, settlers, fortune hunters converged on California. It didn’t take a thousand years to develop that. Then the question now is, is there going to be a new gold rush in outer space? Some people think so. Some Google billionaires have created an organization, a company, Planetary Resources, that are looking into prospecting in the asteroid belt. Now, asteroids come in all shapes and sizes and we’re cataloging them now and we have already found some perspective asteroids that could be mined. One asteroid perhaps maybe 30/50 feet across brought back down either to the moon or to the planet earth could, in fact, yield billions of dollars in rewards because of the rare earths and the platinum type medals that you find inside. You see, the electronics industry is dependent upon rare earths. Where are these rare earth elements found it? Mainly in China. They’re everywhere, of course, but China has the most developed market and the Chinese in turn supply on the order of 90 percent of the rare earths. Well, a few years ago they decided to capitalize that and raise the price. All of a sudden shockwaves, shockwaves spread around the earth because people realized that oh my God China has a stranglehold, a stranglehold on high technology. How can you build the next iPhone if you don’t have the rare earths to make the transistors and to make the delicate components of these high tech devices? So I think what’s happening here is that some people see an area for profit and that is asteroid mining. Now of course, the infrastructure for that doesn’t exist, but NASA has looked at its budget and does have a program that has been shelved temporarily to redirect an asteroid. The Asteroid Redirect Program is to send the SL ass booster rocket into outer space with the... For the full transcript, check out https://bigthink.com/videos/michio-kaku-asteroid-mining-will-happen-sooner-than-you-think
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↓↓↓ More info and sources below ↓↓↓ Try 23andMe at: http://www.23andme.com/okay Asteroid mining sounds like something out of a bad space movie, but harvesting materials from space rocks might be our ticket to building space colonies or living on Mars. Most of Earth’s precious and rare metals are locked too far in the crust for us to get at them, and launching them to space is too expensive for us to supply large colonies off Earth or explore far off worlds. How do we get our hands on the planetary resources inside asteroids? Let’s find out! Special thanks to Kelly and Zach Weinersmith for working with us on this video. Check out their new book “Soonish” for a hilarious and science-filled look at future technologies: https://smbc-comics.com/soonish/ SOURCES/EXTRAS: Badescu, Viorel, ed. Asteroids: Prospective energy and material resources. Springer Science & Business Media, 2013. Crawford, Ian A. "Asteroids in the service of humanity." arXiv preprint arXiv:1306.2678 (2013). Kleine, Thorsten. "Geoscience: Earth's patchy late veneer." Nature 477.7363 (2011): 168-169. -----------
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