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Asteroid Mining Company Builds 24-Pound Telescope For Future Space Missions
2013-01-22 06:59:54

The Arkyd-100 space telescope is tentaviley planned for a 2014 launch with the hopes of aiding in the harvest of precious metals and water from near-Earth asteroids (NEAs) by 2020.

Is Mining Asteroids The Better Option
2012-11-06 12:32:22

Planetary Resources announced earlier this year it plans to begin looking beyond Earth for precious metals, and mining asteroids for platinum.


Word of the Day
dittany
  • An aromatic woolly plant (Origanum dictamnus) native to Crete, formerly believed to have magical powers.
The word 'dittany' may come from the name of Mount Diktē in Crete, where it was supposed to grow.
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