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Asteroid mining

The future industry of sending spacecraft to asteroids in order to harvest their natural resources and bring them back to civilization for use.

On April 24th 2012, the first real steps towards asteroid mining are speculated to be unveiled, when a team of investors including Google founders Larry Page and Eric Schmidt and film director James Cameron will announce a project combining the sectors of space exploration and natural resources.

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