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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
mitraille
  • Small missiles, especially grape, canister, fragments of iron, and the like, when fired, as upon an enemy at close quarters.
  • To fire mitraille at.
The word 'mitraille' comes from the Old French 'mitaille', meaning 'small coins', sometimes used to mean 'scrap iron'.