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Asteroid Sampling
04-20-2016, 09:32 PM #1
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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Hmm, just wondering if they will allow the boulder to fall on to the moon after they are done studying it. I am also wondering if they need to study this particular near Earth asteroid to figure out a way to deflect it.
04-20-2016, 10:13 PM #2
Octo Mother Superior
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They want to study and redirect asteroid to mine them

Mining considerations

There are three options for mining:

1. Bring raw asteroidal material to Earth for use.
2. Process it on-site to bring back only processed materials, and perhaps produce propellant for the return trip.
3. Transport the asteroid to a safe orbit around the Moon, Earth or to the ISS.[8] This can hypothetically allow for most materials to be used and not wasted.[5] Along these lines, NASA has proposed a potential future space mission known as the Asteroid Redirect Mission, although the primary focus of this mission is on retrieval.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asteroid_mining

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04-20-2016, 10:16 PM #3
Octo Mother Superior
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When people think of mining, they usually think of metals or coal. Iron asteroids are “about 99 percent metal with the composition of a natural stainless steel.” Whoever mines and markets materials from a metal asteroid might become very rich.

Peter Diamandis paraphrased Lewis at the 2006 International Space Development Conference when he exclaimed, “There are twenty-trillion-dollar checks up there, waiting to be cashed!” This $20 trillion figure is based on Lewis’s calculations of how much a metallic asteroid (3554 Amun) would be worth if it was sold at current market prices.

http://www.nss.org/resources/books/non_f...hesky.html
04-20-2016, 10:21 PM #4
Octo Mother Superior
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Mining Asteroids

Similar to the $20 trillion gold asteroid Amun, highly promising prospects for resources in the Solar System are in the asteroids, with M-type asteroids having the highest potential for rare elements. M-type asteroids have high concentrations of metals, including iron and nickel, and are the third most populous group of asteroids in the solar system.

Most asteroids in the Solar System are located in the asteroid belt, and the largest known object in this region is 16 Psyche, which comprises approximately 1 percent of the mass in the asteroid belt and is estimated to measure 214x181 kilometers. Observations of 16 Psyche reveal that it has an exposed metallic core and has a mass of 21.9 quitillion kilograms. If only a fraction of 16 Psyche’s total mass was iron ore, the amount contained in the asteroid could sustain global iron demand on Earth almost indefinitely. In 2010, estimated global iron production stood at approximately 2.4 million kilograms, according to the USGS.

http://www.cnbc.com/2011/11/08/The-Riche...ml?slide=8
04-20-2016, 10:53 PM #5
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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04-22-2016, 11:53 AM #6
Ninelives I bite !!!
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(04-20-2016, 10:53 PM)UniqueStranger Wrote:  spock.gif

Open ears, this Yankee talks to damn fast.

I want some of what ever shes taking. No powders plz, just good herb doobie.gif




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04-22-2016, 11:58 AM #7
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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Hey 9! cheers.gif What could possibly go wrong?

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04-22-2016, 12:00 PM #8
Ninelives I bite !!!
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(04-22-2016, 11:58 AM)JayRodney Wrote:  Hey 9! cheers.gif What could possibly go wrong?

Sup JR ? I'll let them go first.

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04-22-2016, 02:58 PM #9
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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What could go wrong is the usual - who owns what in space?

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/...85&ref=rss
04-24-2016, 02:08 PM #10
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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