metal and mineral

Mining the heavens

Going to the Moon and other planetary bodies in search of natural resources may alleviate critical shortages on Earth.

Going to the Moon and other planetary bodies in search of natural resources may alleviate critical shortages on Earth.

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Meteorites could show us the perfect chemical models we need to end the natural resource crisis — but we don’t have to leave Earth to mine them.

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Private companies and governments are reaching for the stars in an effort to ease Earth-bound shortages.

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On the ocean floor, robots will gather the rocks and suction pipes and hydraulic lifts will transport these to a surface vessel.

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Deep sea mining is about to get the green light and companies itching to exploit it have a head start on authorities.

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