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Michio Kaku predicts asteroid mining will happen sooner than you think
 
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Good news! We're on the precipice of the next great gold rush... but it won't be in the hills of California. Or anywhere on this planet. It'll be in outer space, as there are untapped rare materials in asteroids that could be used for future technologies. That's right: there's gold in them thar skies! Theoretical physicist and one of our favorite Big Thinkers, Dr. Michio Kaku, explains to us that while China might have a stranglehold on the rare minerals and metals on our planet, there's no stopping interplanetary mining. We've even got an actual plan with actual economics already in place... we just have to wait until NASA's SLS rocket technology fully develops. Michio Kaku's latest book is the awesome The Future of Humanity: Terraforming Mars, Interstellar Travel, Immortality, and Our Destiny Beyond Earth Read more at BigThink.com: http://bigthink.com/videos/michio-kaku-asteroid-mining-will-happen-sooner-than-you-think Follow Big Think here: YouTube: http://goo.gl/CPTsV5 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BigThinkdotcom Twitter: https://twitter.com/bigthink Transcript: When I was researching my book The Future of Humanity I came across a comment made by Thomas Jefferson. Thomas Jefferson made the biggest gamble of his life buying the Louisiana Purchase from Napoleon. Napoleon was fighting the British he needed hard cash immediately. He had Louisiana and that whole middle portion of the United States and so Napoleon sold it to Thomas Jefferson for a song. But Thomas Jefferson thought how long would it take to investigate what he had just purchased? He had doubled the size of the USA. Think about that. And he probably violated the Constitution in the process. Everyone forgets that. Everyone glosses over that fact, but hey when Louis and Clark went into the territories that comprised the Louisiana Purchase they found tremendous prospects for wealth and prosperity, but Thomas Jefferson wrote that it may take a thousand years, a thousand years before they could then begin to settle the west. Well, how long did it take? A few decades because what happened? Gold. Gold was discovered in California sparking the gold rush and within just a few years millions of prospectors, settlers, fortune hunters converged on California. It didn’t take a thousand years to develop that. Then the question now is is there going to be a new gold rush in outer space? Some people think so. Some Google billionaires have created an organization, a company, Planetary Resources, that are looking into prospecting in the asteroid belt. Now, asteroids come in all shapes and sizes and we’re cataloging them now and we have already found some perspective asteroids that could be mined. One asteroid perhaps maybe 30/50 feet across brought back down either to the moon or to the planet earth could in fact yield billions of dollars in rewards because of the rare earths and the platinum type medals that you find inside. You see, the electronics industry is dependent upon rare earths. Where are these rare earth elements found it? Mainly in China. They’re everywhere, of course, but China has the most developed market and the Chinese in turn supply on the order of 90 percent of the rare earths. Well, a few years ago they decided to capitalize that and raise the price. All of a sudden shockwaves, shockwaves spread around the earth because people realized that oh my God China has a stranglehold, a stranglehold on high technology. How can you build the next iPhone if you don’t have the rare earths to make the transistors and to make the delicate components of these high tech devices? So I think what’s happening here is that some people see an area for profit and that is asteroid mining. Now of course, the infrastructure for that doesn’t exist, but NASA has looked at its budget and does have a program that has been shelved temporarily to redirect an asteroid. The Asteroid Redirect Program is to send of the SL ass booster rocket into outer space with the Orion capsule. It will then intercept an asteroid and bring it back to orbit around the moon. Then it can be mined as it orbits around the moon or as it’s brought back to planet earth. And so this is now beyond the phase of science fiction. We’re no longer talking about dreaming about an asteroid redirect, we’re talking about an actual plan with the economics, with the details laid out. However, at the present time we have to wait for NASA’s SLS rocket to mature to the point where we can intercept an asteroid.
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Should We Mine This Asteroid For Platinum?
 
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This week an asteroid passed by Earth worth an estimated 5 trillion dollars in platinum. Is it possible to mine precious metals in space? Read More: Watch Live As A Platinum Asteroid Worth Trillions of Dollars Flies Past Earth http://www.iflscience.com/space/watch-live-platinum-asteroid-worth-trillions-dollars-flies-past-earth "Spectroscopic analysis has revealed the composition of the asteroid, and made it a prime target for future asteroid-mining missions. It is approximately 452 metres by 1,011 metres in size." What Are Asteroids Made Of? http://www.universetoday.com/37425/what-are-asteroids-made-of/ "Asteroids are made of different minerals and substances. Their composition depends on which planet they may have originated from." Asteroids: Structure and Composition of Asteroids http://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Space_Science/Asteroids_Structure_and_composition_of_asteroids "We find that asteroids are fascinating objects, varying in composition and shape. Nearly all asteroids are irregular in shape and heavily pockmarked by impact craters." ____________________ DNews is dedicated to satisfying your curiosity and to bringing you mind-bending stories & perspectives you won't find anywhere else! New videos twice daily. Watch More DNews on TestTube http://testtube.com/dnews Subscribe now! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=dnewschannel DNews on Twitter http://twitter.com/dnews Trace Dominguez on Twitter https://twitter.com/tracedominguez Julia Wilde on Twitter https://twitter.com/julia_sci DNews on Facebook https://facebook.com/DiscoveryNews DNews on Google+ http://gplus.to/dnews Discovery News http://discoverynews.com Download the TestTube App: http://testu.be/1ndmmMq
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Asteroid Mining Will Revolutionize Our Future Economy
 
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Viewers like you help make PBS (Thank you 😃) . Support your local PBS Member Station here: https://to.pbs.org/PBSDSDonate Don’t miss our next video! SUBSCRIBE! ►► http://bit.ly/iotbs_sub Read “Soonish” by Kelly and Zach Weinersmith! https://smbc-comics.com/soonish/ ↓↓↓ More info and sources below ↓↓↓ Try 23andMe at: http://www.23andme.com/okay Asteroid mining sounds like something out of a bad space movie, but harvesting materials from space rocks might be our ticket to building space colonies or living on Mars. Most of Earth’s precious and rare metals are locked too far in the crust for us to get at them, and launching them to space is too expensive for us to supply large colonies off Earth or explore far off worlds. How do we get our hands on the planetary resources inside asteroids? Let’s find out! Special thanks to Kelly and Zach Weinersmith for working with us on this video. Check out their new book “Soonish” for a hilarious and science-filled look at future technologies: https://smbc-comics.com/soonish/ SOURCES/EXTRAS: Badescu, Viorel, ed. Asteroids: Prospective energy and material resources. Springer Science & Business Media, 2013. Crawford, Ian A. "Asteroids in the service of humanity." arXiv preprint arXiv:1306.2678 (2013). Kleine, Thorsten. "Geoscience: Earth's patchy late veneer." Nature 477.7363 (2011): 168-169. ----------- FOLLOW US: Merch: https://store.dftba.com/collections/its-okay-to-be-smart Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/itsokaytobesmart Twitter: @okaytobesmart @DrJoeHanson Tumblr: http://www.itsokaytobesmart.com Instagram: @DrJoeHanson Snapchat: YoDrJoe ----------- It’s Okay To Be Smart is hosted by Joe Hanson, Ph.D. Director: Joe Nicolosi Writer: Dr. Shaena Montanari Editor/animator: Andrew Orsak Producer: Stephanie Noone and Amanda Fox Produced by PBS Digital Studios Music via APM Stock images from Shutterstock http://www.shutterstock.com -----------
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How Valuable is Asteroid Mining?
 
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Episode 4 of 5 Check us out on iTunes! http://testtube.com/podcast Please Subscribe! http://testu.be/1FjtHn5 In June 2015, asteroid UW-158 came within 2 kilometers of Earth with an estimated $5 trillion (with a "t") worth of platinum buried within its core. + + + + + + + + Previous Episode: Why Do We Want To Capture An Asteroid?: https://youtu.be/DFUu3brOpSw?list=PLwwOk5fvpuuL2J7skzC2usTOj2fmZqSbC + + + + + + + + Sources: Watch Live As A Platinum Asteroid Worth Trillions Of Dollars Flies Past Earth: http://www.iflscience.com/space/watch-live-platinum-asteroid-worth-trillions-dollars-flies-past-earth “Asteroid UW-158 is set to wizz past Earth today, carrying an estimated five trillion dollars in platinum. Spectroscopic analysis has revealed the composition of the asteroid, and made it a prime target for future asteroid-mining missions." First detailed images of rare asteroid to pass close by Earth on 19 July: http://astronomynow.com/2015/07/19/first-detailed-images-of-rare-asteroid-to-pass-close-by-earth-on-19-july/ “Asteroid 436724 (2011 UW158) was discovered on 25 October 2011 by Pan-STARRS 1 at Haleakala. It is 300 by 600 metres in size with a fast rotational period of 37 minutes, orbiting the Sun every 2.06 years. " Goldstone-GBT Radar Images of 2011 UW158: http://echo.jpl.nasa.gov/asteroids/2011UW158/2011UW158_planning.html “Delay-Doppler images of 2011 UW158 obtained on July 18, 2015 using DSS-14 to transmit and GBT to receive. Resolution is 7.5 m x 5 Hz. Range increases down and Doppler frequency increases to the right. The images span a little more than 1 rotation of the object. It rotates once every 36 minutes." Planetary Resources & 3D Systems Reveal First Ever 3D Printed Object From Asteroid Metals: http://www.planetaryresources.com/2016/01/planetary-resources-and-3d-systems-reveal-first-ever-3d-printed-object-from-asteroid-metals/ “The future of space colonization and industrialization can now be visualized. Planetary Resources, in collaboration with our partner 3D Systems, have developed the first ever direct metal print from asteroid metals." Analysis: Should Space Miners Target the Moon, or Asteroids?: http://www.popularmechanics.com/space/a11864/should-space-miners-target-the-moon-or-asteroids-analysis-8534419/ “Last week, a new company called Planetary Resources announced that it was starting a private venture to mine asteroids. The mission, backed by billionaires such as Google's Larry Page, plans to send robots to procure heavy metals and water from space rocks." + + + + + + + + TestTube Plus is built for enthusiastic science fans seeking out comprehensive conversations on the geeky topics they love. Host Trace Dominguez digs beyond the usual scope to deliver details, developments and opinions on advanced topics like AI, string theory and Mars exploration. TestTube Plus is also offered as an audio podcast on iTunes. + + + + + + + + Trace Dominguez on Twitter https://twitter.com/TraceDominguez TestTube on Facebook https://facebook.com/testtubenetwork TestTube on Google+ http://gplus.to/TestTube + + + + + + + +
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Planetary Resources, The Asteroid Mining Company
 
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I’m going to give an overview of Planetary Resources and explore the potential for asteroid mining. Planetary Resources, PR for short, will have their Arkyd-6 imaging satellite launched from the Indian Space Research Organization’s PSLV rocket in the coming weeks. The launch of the Arkyd 6 will bring PR one step closer to their goal to develop and deploy the technologies for asteroid mining. How does Planetary Resources plan to mine asteroids? Let’s find out! Welcome to NeoScribe, researching the future for you, so you don’t have to. If you’re new to my channel, I cover topics such as space exploration, robotics and ALL things future. So if you want to know how cool life will be in the future, hit the subscribe button, and notification bell, so you don’t miss out. Alight, our journey starts with the asteroid, 1903 LU also known as 511 Davida. It is the 7th largest asteroid in our solar system with a diameter of 167 to 192 miles or 270 to 310 km. Davida was discovered by Raymond Smith Dugan in 1903, and it will blow your mind. We will get to that a little later, but for now, let’s visit Asterank.com; which is a scientific and economic database of over 600,000 asteroids created by Ian Webster and acquired by PR in 2013. Here it is, we can see the inner half of the solar system, the outer orange ring is the orbit of Jupiter. The teal colored ring is the orbit of Earth. And then there are all these tiny white dots, glowing like specs of dust. Each of those dots are actual asteroids, simulated accurately, according to time which you can see is sped up in the upper right of the screen. Now let’s click on Most Valuable, and look to the left of the screen. On the top of the list, we see Davida. Next to its name is 1903’s estimated value of $15 QUINTILLION dollars. Unless you’ve played AdVenture Capitalist, you probably aren’t familiar with QUINTILLIONS. A QUINTILLION has 18 zeros behind it. $15 Quintillion is so much money, it would take GDP of all the countries in the world at $78 Trillion, 197,213 years to make $15 Quintillion! S0, Planetary Resources, PR, has their eyes set on the treasures of space. PR’s mission is to mine near-Earth asteroids for raw materials, ranging from water to precious metals. They aim to develop cost-effective exploration technologies, and initiate prospecting missions and target resource-rich asteroids that are easily accessible. PR believes mining asteroids could bring in billions of dollars annually to the global economy. The effort will tap into the high concentration of precious metals found on asteroids and provide a sustainable supply to the ever-growing population on Earth. PR was founded in 2009, in a shroud of secrecy, under the name of Arkyd Astronautics to hide their asteroid mining intentions. It was founded by Peter Diamandis, Eric Anderson and Chris Lewicki and is headquartered out of Redmond WA. They are backed by a handful of billionaire investors, including Google’s co-founder Larry Page, Google’s CEO Eric Schmidt, former Microsoft chief architect Charles Simonyi, and Ross Perot Jr. The company also has Avatar director James Cameron, former astronaut Tom Jones, and planetary scientist Sara Seager as advisers. Sources: https://www.extremetech.com/extreme/163749-astronomers-identify-12-asteroids-we-could-easily-mine-for-valuable-resources http://www.mining.com/planetary-resources-readies-asteroid-mining-technology-dec-launch/ https://www.geekwire.com/2017/2020-bust-planetary-resources-getting-bullish-asteroid-mining/ https://www.geekwire.com/2017/planetary-resources-arkyd-6-prototype-imaging-satellite-left-building/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/511_Davida http://www.asterank.com/3d/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Names_of_large_numbers https://www.geekwire.com/2011/nasa-veteran-emerges-helm-arkyd-stealthy-space-travel-startup/ https://www.wired.com/2012/04/planetary-resources-asteroid-mining/ https://www.space.com/27969-earth-water-from-asteroids-not-comets.html
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Mining for Precious Metals explained: Gold, Silver, Platinum, Palladium
 
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This is the 3rd video in a serious focusing on precious metals recovery from primary sources (ore). ipmi.org
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James Cameron's Planetary Resources Hopes to Mine Asteroids for Precious Metals
 
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Follow: @SlateViral, Facebook.com/SlateVideo, Watch more: SlateV.com A group of high-tech billionaires are looking to scout asteroids for precious metals, mine them, and send the resources back to earth. The venture, called Planetary Resources Incorporated, includes investors like—shocker—self-styled explorer and blockbuster director James Cameron. Planetary Resources has two goals: to add trillions of dollars to the global GDP and ensure prosperity, while helping pave the way for human settlement of space. Wired notes that nearly 9,000 asteroids larger than 150 feet in diameter orbit near the earth and could be rich in platinum, palladium, and iridium, highly valuable commodities for medical and technical devices. The idea is incredibly expensive and will have many hurdles to clear, but the list of advisers is promising—it includes Google CEO and executive chairman Larry Page and Eric Schmidt, and former astronaut Tom Jones. Now we just need Bruce Willis on the asteroid mining crew and we should be good to go!
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The Future of Asteroid Mining
 
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There are some scientists who believe that an asteroid only 150-ft wide could contain up to 130 BILLION dollars worth of platinum-group metals! Looks like asteroid mining might be the future of space exploration. Companies like Planetary Resources have already assembled mission profiles to mine near-Earth asteroids for raw materials, ranging from water to precious metals. What do you think? Is asteroid mining crazy, or are these people just ahead of the curve? Let us know in the comments! -------------------------------------------------------- Subscribe to Fw:Thinking: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=fwthinking For the audio podcast, blog and more, visit the Fw:Thinking website: http://www.fwthinking.com Fw:Thinking on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/fwthinking Jonathan Stickland on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/jonstrickland Fw:Thinking on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/FWThinking01 Fw:Thinking on Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/108500616405453822675/
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Should We Mine This Asteroid For Platinum
 
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This week an asteroid passed by Earth worth an estimated 5 trillion dollars in platinum. Is it possible to mine precious metals in space? In 2011 asteroid UW158, worth an estimated $5.4 trillion, flew by Earth. In 2013, asteroid 2012 DA14, estimated to be worth around $20 trillion, flew by. How do scientists know what an asteroid is made out of? Once it's been located in space, scientists can use ground-based infrared telescopes and spectrometers to see which minerals exist within it. They can even bounce radar off the asteroids and determine composition by what is reflected back. It's never made of just one thing, it's moving, so there's rarely a scientific consensus, but they do have a general idea. Spectrometry and infrared analysis of UW158 suggested it might contain up to 90 million tons of the ultra-rare metal platinum, thus the high price tag. But getting to it, mining it, and then hauling platinum plus any other valuable minerals or metals back is also extremely expensive. Billionaires like Google's Larry Page and Eric Schmidt, as well as Virgin's Richard Branson all have expressed interest in space exploration and could potentially want to mine astroids like UW158. The problem is sending the materials to mine an asteroid into high Earth orbit costs about 10 million dollars per ton...and the tech for mining space rock is untested, although last week Planetary Resources' Arkyd 3 Reflight spacecraft launched from the International Space Station. The A3R is a proof-of-concept test vehicle for landing and extracting resources from an asteroid. The A6, scheduled to launch later this year, will have tools to spot water, and infrared to find minerals on asteroids.
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Moon, Asteroid Mining: What It Means for the Economy? SpaceX Falcon Heavy could make it a reality!
 
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Moon Asteroid Mining: What It Means for the Economy? SpaceX Falcon Heavy could make it a reality How Asteroid Mining will save Earth? Why we don’t How Valuable is Asteroid Mining? MINING IN SPACE: What It Means for the Economy? The pros, the cons, the challenges, the scope, and the economy! The mining of celestial bodies and the research, as well as the use of space resources, has gone from science fiction to a palpable reality, considering the near-Earth asteroids as candidates for the first mining incursions outside of our planet. There are already initiatives on an international scale that address these future activities seriously and rigorously. President Obama signed the so-called “Space Law,” approved by the US Congress whose latest title allows companies in the country to exploit space mining and the appropriation of asteroids and other “space resources.” The concept of “space mining” began to develop. Its latest title allows companies in the country to exploit space mining and the appropriation of asteroids and other “space resources” by private individuals and companies if they get the technology to move and exploit the bodies rich in minerals such as platinum, gold, iron or water. the rocky bodies that orbit the Earth or accumulate in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter. In this video, Engineering Today will discuss about Mining in Space. How valuable is Asteroid Mining? Does Asteroid Mining Will Revolutionize Our Future Economy? Lets get started RACE TOWARDS THE ASTEROIDS There are many companies interested in asteroids such as Deep Space Industries, Orbital Sciences Corporation, Mars One, Bigelow Aerospace, etc. The Blue Origin aerospace company owned by Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon, is building a rocket called the New Glenn. The SpaceX firm, founded and run by entrepreneur Elon Musk, founder of Tesla Motors and PayPal, is carrying out cargo missions to the International Space Station with its recyclable Falcon 9 Dragon rocket and has plans for the future beyond the orbit land. It is estimated that some asteroids could contain all. Bernstein's Wall Street research firm says a large asteroid called 16 Psyche There are about 12,000 asteroids that pass each year close to the earth,10% of them than on the Moon. Yet, the fever for the conquest of asteroids is as strong as ever. SPACE FUEL But all the interest that asteroids awaken does not end solely on the economic question. future human settlements on Mars. backup systems in space at a much lower cost than carrying them from Earth. It is also expected that asteroids will help us reach the red planet. A trip to Mars would be much cheaper and more efficient if you could get some of the fuel along the way. And that is where the asteroids and the Moon intervene. The moon fell into our clutches in 1969. ASTEROIDS AND THE MOON, IMMEDIATE OBJECTIVE he Moon presents an abundance of the Helium-3 isotope. In this context, NASA has raised the idea of sharing with American companies. With reasonable budgets, it will be possible to send missions to inhabit the Moon in a decade. It is clear that both the Moon and the asteroids are objects of mining in space and there are several countries and a few companies focused on the exploration and use of extraterrestrial resources. Delving a bit into history, space mining American specialists possibilities of mining on the Moon. SPACE MINING AND THE ECONOMY Could the asteroids become a future source of resources? Some companies are already starting to get on the bandwagon of space mining, opening the door to great possibilities but also immense challenges. There are two things you should know about asteroids The only clear thing, for now, is that it will take decades to know if those who invest today in space mining are visionaries or just crazy. The solar system At least 18,000 of them or the Near-Earth Asteroids (NEAs) approach us less than 1.3 times the distance to the sun. And there are many NEAs left to discover. asteroid 20 meter in diameter. No asteroid detection program saw it coming. Space agencies do not devote more and more resources to watch the sky in vain. But the asteroids, in addition to distrust and scientific curiosity, Chris Lewicki, director of Planetary Resources, one of the companies that have space mining as one of their central objectives even mentioned that in principle, you could do anything with the metals that you extract from the asteroids. As he sees it, the universe is your mining factory. Hence, the economic implications of space mining are immense satellites like the Moon and planets like Mars. space to sustain future life on Earth. we will inhabit the Moon and Mars, we will be hovering other planets of the Solar system, and we will extract the minerals of the asteroids. The first Earthman might even be born on a space base.
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Website Asteroid Mining Mission Revealed by Planetary Resources, Inc.
 
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Planetary Resources' mission is to mine near-Earth asteroids for raw materials, ranging from water to precious metals. Through the development of cost-effective exploration technologies, the company is poised to initiate prospecting missions targeting resource-rich asteroids that are easily accessible. Resource extraction from asteroids will deliver multiple benefits to humanity and could be valued at billions of dollars annually. The effort will tap into the high concentration of precious metals found on asteroids and provide a sustainable supply to the ever-growing population on Earth. The company was founded by space visionary Peter H. Diamandis, M.D. and leading commercial space entrepreneur Eric Anderson, and is supported by an impressive investor and advisor group, including Google's Larry Page & Eric Schmidt, Ph.D.; film maker & explorer James Cameron; Chairman of Intentional Software Corporation and Microsoft's former Chief Software Architect Charles Simonyi, Ph.D.; Founder of Sherpalo and Google Board of Directors founding member K. Ram Shriram; and Chairman of Hillwood and The Perot Group Ross Perot, Jr. Visit www.planetaryresources.com for more information.
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Company Financed by Google Execs and James Cameron Aims to Mine Asteroids
 
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Google executives Larry Page and Eric Schmidt and filmmaker James Cameron are among those bankrolling a venture to survey and eventually extract precious metals and rare minerals from asteroids that orbit near Earth, the company said on Tuesday (April 24). Planetary Resources, based in Bellevue, Washington, initially will focus on developing and selling extremely low-cost robotic spacecraft for surveying missions. A demonstration mission in orbit around Earth is expected to be launched within two years, said company co-founders Peter Diamandis and Eric Anderson. Planetary Resources' aim is to open deep-space exploration to private industry, much like the $10 million Ansari X Prize competition, which Diamandis created. "I am very proud, along with my colleagues here on stage, to be announcing Planetary Resources. The vision of Planetary Resources is to make the resources of space available to humanity both in space and here on Earth, whether it's propellant from water on asteroids strategic metals and minerals that are important to promoting and creating a world of abundance here on Earth," Diamandis said at a news conference. Planetary Resources' first customers are likely to be science agencies, such as NASA, as well as private research institutes. Within five to 10 years, however, the company expects to progress from selling observation platforms in orbit around Earth to prospecting services. It plans to tap some of the thousands of asteroids that pass relatively close to Earth and extract their raw materials. Not all missions would return precious metals and minerals to Earth. In addition to mining for platinum and other precious metals, the company plans to tap asteroids' water to supply orbiting fuel depots, which could be used by NASA and others for robotic and human space missions. "What can we do with these materials that are represented by this meteorite knowledge? We can extract water, as we've mentioned, by heating this material gently to a few hundred degrees. It just comes right out of the clay material. We can distill it, and tank it back to Earth, Moon, space for use here in exploration. We can also use the bulk dirt on these asteroids for radiation shielding, and we can use the metals for structural materials, as we get more ambitious in the use of these raw materials in space," Planetary Resources advisor Thomas Jones said. "The commercial sector has the ability to build multiple, simple, small spacecraft that can access these objects. We can accept failures in a way that the government's very expensive scientific spacecraft would not like to accept failure or risk. And they can mount these spacecraft missions - the commercial sector - at a higher pace, or a faster pace than the once per decade science missions that NASA's able to afford," Jones said. The two men declined to discuss how much money has been raised for their venture so far. In addition to Google billionaires Page and Schmidt and filmmaker Cameron, Planetary Resources investors include former Microsoft chief software architect Charles Simonyi, a two-time visitor to the International Space Station, Google founding director K. Ram Shriram and Ross Perot Jr.
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Elite: Dangerous - Mining Guide & Tutorial - Outfitting & How to Find the Best Pristine Ore
 
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A tutorial for mining, and how to find the best ore in Pristine belts. Also covers outfitting and refinery use. Buy Elite: Dangerous: http://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/click?id=VHqYZONdRrk&offerid=399406.12&type=3&subid=0 Buy Horizons: http://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/click?id=VHqYZONdRrk&offerid=399406.8&type=3&subid=0 Paintjobs: http://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/click?id=VHqYZONdRrk&offerid=399406.9&type=3&subid=0 You can purchase through the above links as a way of saying a small thank you for the videos. :) Watch more Elite videos with this playlist: http://bit.ly/ExploringEliteDangerous ------- If you enjoyed this, please check out these other videos: ► Walking Around my Ship: http://bit.ly/EliteDangerousOculusRift ------ 400 Billion Star Systems. Infinite Freedom. Blaze Your Own Trail In the year 3300, across the vast expanse of an epic, full-scale recreation of our Milky Way, interstellar rivalries flare as galactic superpowers fight proxy wars. Some may know you as an ally; others will call you a pirate, a bounty hunter, a smuggler, an explorer, an assassin, a hero... Fly alone or with friends, fight for a cause or go it alone; your actions change the galaxy around you in an ever unfolding story. Elite: Dangerous is the latest installment of the seminal open-world, go-anywhere, do anything space game which, since the first game launched in 1984 has spawned and inspired a long tradition of open world and space games. But it started with Elite by Ian Bell and David Braben - one of the most successful games of all times. In the 1990s, David Braben created the sequels Frontier: Elite II and Frontier: First Encounters (Elite III), which were famous for introducing realistic 1:1 scale, dynamic star systems and seamless freeform landings on 1:1 scale planets. -------- Elite History Ian Bell - Elite: http://www.iancgbell.clara.net/elite/ David Braben - Elite: https://www.frontier.co.uk/games/elite/ Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/... -------- Use these instructions to enable a second window for direct viewing of Elite when using the Oculus Rift. This will then mirror the game on your main monitor allowing other people to watch your game. This windows also displays an undistorted view of the game: https://forums.frontier.co.uk/showthr... ----------------- Some reviews of Elite: Dangerous Games Radar: http://www.gamesradar.com/elite-dange... Eurogamer: http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/201... Worth a Buy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lmcHL... ------- Don't forget to check the following communities for more information: Elite: Dangerous on Reddit: http://www.reddit.com/r/EliteDangerous/ Elite: Dangerous Official Forums: https://forums.frontier.co.uk/ Elite: Dangerous Wiki: http://elite-dangerous.wikia.com/wiki... ------- Subscribe: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_c... Google+: http://elite-dangerous.wikia.com/wiki... YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/ObsidianAnt
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Asteroid Mining in Space: Is it Legal?
 
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May 3 (Bloomberg Law) -- Frans von der Dunk, professor of Space Law at University of Nebraska-Lincoln, College of Law, talks with Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia about the legal implications of a new company's plans to mine near Earth asteroids for precious metals and water. The company, Planetary Resources, is a startup backed by Google billionaires Larry Page, Eric Schmidt and filmmaker James Cameron among others.
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Space jewels? Companies vying to mine asteroids
 
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Several companies are racing to be the first to mine asteroids in space. This after NASA claims that mining space rocks could be a quadrillion dollar industry. RT America’s Trinity Chavez reports explains. Find RT America in your area: http://rt.com/where-to-watch/ Or watch us online: http://rt.com/on-air/rt-america-air/ Like us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/RTAmerica Follow us on Twitter http://twitter.com/RT_America
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SPACE MINING
 
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Hank summarizes the exciting news about Planetary Resources, a company with plans to mine near-earth asteroids for precious metals and water, and what these plans might mean for humanity's future in space. Like SciShow on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/scishow Follow SciShow on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/scishow For more information on this topic: Planetary Resources website http://www.planetaryresources.com/ Brief on the company from Technology Review http://www.technologyreview.com/blog/mimssbits/27776/?p1=blogs Asteroid Retrieval Feasibility Study http://kiss.caltech.edu/study/asteroid/asteroid_final_report.pdf
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Asteroid Mining
 
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Director James Cameron is teaming up with billionaires in an eye-popping venture to mine asteroids in outer space. Science Correspondent Bob McDonald digs into this story.
US billionaires to mine asteroid resources
 
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A group of US billionaires - including director James Cameron and the co-founders of internet search company Google - have announced plans to mine asteroids in space for resources such as ice, fuel and precious minerals. The new firm, Planetary Resources, plans to launch a telescope capable of tracking asteroids - left over from the Big Bang - as they pass-by the Earth in hopes of finding resources for further human endeavours in space. Al Jazeera's John Terrett reports from the US Air and Space Museum in Washington. At Al Jazeera English, we focus on people and events that affect people's lives. We bring topics to light that often go under-reported, listening to all sides of the story and giving a 'voice to the voiceless.' Reaching more than 270 million households in over 140 countries across the globe, our viewers trust Al Jazeera English to keep them informed, inspired, and entertained. Our impartial, fact-based reporting wins worldwide praise and respect. It is our unique brand of journalism that the world has come to rely on. We are reshaping global media and constantly working to strengthen our reputation as one of the world's most respected news and current affairs channels. Social Media links: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera Instagram: https://instagram.com/aljazeera/?ref=... Twitter: https://twitter.com/ajenglish Website: http://www.aljazeera.com/ google+: https://plus.google.com/+aljazeera/posts
Views: 4127 Al Jazeera English
Iridium - The MOST RARE Metal on Earth!
 
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Chemical Elements: http://www.ebay.com /usr/novaelementscom?_trksid=p2047675.l2559 NOVAELEMENTS: https://www.novaelements.com/ Mel Science chemical sets: https://goo.gl/SxwFlQ Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/Thoisoi?ty=h Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thoisoi2 Interesting page about chemical experiments: http://m.chemicum.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thoisoi/ So today I will tell you about the most rare metal on Earth - iridium. Iridium is a transitional metal, which is located in the middle of the periodic table, below rhodium. If we take a look at the prevalence of all elements in the earth's crust, Iridium holds the last place, that is a billion atoms of all that there is and only one atom of iridium. This metal is 40 times rarer than gold. In much higher concentrations iridium is found in meteorites and also in the depths of the Earth, in magma. Interestingly enough, in the layers of rock sediments, though more precisely in the formation of clay, that is aged about 66 million years there were found high concentrations of iridium and this can indicate the collision of Earth with a huge meteorite in the past, which in theory was the cause of the death of the dinosaurs. In it’s appearance iridium is a shiny metal that does not oxidize in air. This metal has almost the highest density of all metals, just 0.12% lower than that of osmium - the most dense metal. In this tiny tiny metal droplet, which is of the size of a match head, we have 1 gram of iridium. To help you understand how high is the density of iridium, I will show other metals with the same mass for comparison. Lead, copper, gallium, zinc, magnesium, and the lightest metal - lithium. The volumes of the first and last metal differ by about 30 times, although their mass is the same. Iridium is also a very hard metal that is firmer than the solid steel in 1.5 (one and a half) times. Iridium, in addition to its rarity is even the most stable metal that does not oxidize in air up to 2000 degrees, and is not soluble in either acid or aqua regia. Iridium can only react with the fluorine at temperatures of about 600 degrees. Unfortunately, due to the low activity of iridium, I cannot conduct any chemical experiments or have quality reactions with it. The only thing that I can do is make a fine powder of iridium and set it on fire in the air, but as you can see, in this case iridium dust is burning quite slowly and also requires dispersing it in the air. For the first time on youtube, you can observe a burning iridium. Also, due to the low activity of iridium, the metal does not tarnish in air, even when heated to above 1,000 degrees. The only thing that the drop of iridium got covered with is a partially evaporated ceramic layer, the one that the forceps are made from. Iridium compounds are can be either brown or yellow, such as the complex of Vasca, which is used as a catalyst in organic chemistry. By the way, Iridium is the only element that can give away 9 electrons and form compounds with +9 (plus nine) oxidation state. Iridium now finds many uses in science and technology. In most cases, we will probably find iridium in spark plugs for vehicles, due to the high stability of iridium to oxidation under the influence of electric discharge. Pure iridium is used for making crucibles for growing single crystals, foil for making non-amalgam cathodes, as well as as a part of the highly resistant to corrosion alloys. The first standard of mass of one kilogram was created in 1889 using an alloy composition of 90% platinum and 10% iridium and is called the International Prototype Kilogram, it is still kept in the Paris Chamber of Weights and Measures. Now you know more about one more of the elements, if you would like the scientific series of the elements to continue, please subscribe to my channel and also throw in some likes if you can! Thank you for watching.
Space-faring Robots to Mine Asteroids
 
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A high-technology company announced a risky and monstrously expensive project hoping to use space-faring robots to mine precious metals from asteroids that routinely whiz by Earth. (April 24) Subscribe to the Associated Press: http://bit.ly/APYouTube Download AP Mobile: http://www.ap.org/mobile/ Associated Press on Facebook: http://apne.ws/c7lQTV Associated Press on Twitter: http://apne.ws/bTquhb Associated Press on Google+: http://bit.ly/zuTKBL
Views: 1434 Associated Press
Asteroid Mining May Make Money
 
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Private investors stake money on robotic rockets to mine near Earth asteroids for rare minerals and water. Project to start by 2014 to identify asteroids with signs of the presence of minerals. (April 24) Subscribe to the Associated Press: http://bit.ly/APYouTube Download AP Mobile: http://www.ap.org/mobile/ Associated Press on Facebook: http://apne.ws/c7lQTV Associated Press on Twitter: http://apne.ws/bTquhb Associated Press on Google+: http://bit.ly/zuTKBL
Views: 4065 Associated Press
Planetary Resources wants to mine Silver & Gold in outer space!? A Reddit Silverbugs Original.
 
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Why would James Cameron the film maker & Larry Page, one of the founding members of Google want to mine Precious Metals in outer space? Can it be done? Is it a scare tactic to surpress the price of PM's in the short term? /R/Silverbugs asks Rick Rule, Ian McCavity & Ken Shearn what they think about it at the Hard Assets investment conference in NYC on May 14th 2012.
Views: 1070 Reddit Silverbugs
Startup sets sights on mining asteroids by 2020
 
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RESTRICTIONS: NONE For story suggestions please contact [email protected] A California startup plans to mine asteroids for profit. The company from Silicon Valley, Deep Space Industries, recently announced that it plans on launching a precursor mission in 2017 and will commence its first mission by 2020. The company wants to mine asteroids for water, carbon and other elements, precious metals, and even in-space building materials. It will begin with extracting water. Deep Space Industries plans on sending a small spacecraft named Prospector-1 to low-Earth orbit on an experimental mission. The Prospector-1 weighs 50 kilograms when fueled and was designed to be cost effective. Once the initial campaign is complete, Prospector-1 will hitch a ride on low-Earth orbit then point towards an asteroid and jet propel itself to its target. Once near, Prospector-1 will map the surface and subsurface of the asteroid locating resources. Prospector-1 will also attempt to land on the asteroid. On the asteroid, Prospector-1 will mine water, which it will use as fuel. The craft expels superheated water vapor to generate thrust. Asteroids will be selected by a group of experts. If successful, the first mission will pave way for future spacecrafts to use asteroid water as refueling stations. RUNDOWN SHOWS: 1. Prospector-1 profile 2. Prospector-1 hitches ride on low-Earth orbit 3. Prospector-1 scans asteroid 4. Prospector-1 lands on asteroid 5. Prospector-1 extracts water, propels away 6. Spacecrafts land and leave asteroids VOICEOVER (in English): Deep Space Industries plans on sending a small spacecraft named Prospector-1, weighing 50kg when fueled, to low-Earth orbit on an experimental mission in 2017. Once the first campaign is complete, Prospector-1 will hitch a ride on low-Earth orbit then orient itself toward an asteroid and jet propel itself to its target. Once near the asteroid, Prospector-1 will map the surface and subsurface of the asteroid to locate exploitable resources. Prospector-1 will then attempt to land on the asteroid. There, Prospector-1 will mine water, which it will use as fuel. The craft expels superheated water vapor to generate thrust. Asteroids will be selected by a group of experts. If successful, the first mission will pave way for future spacecrafts to use asteroid water as refueling stations. SOURCES: Deep Space Industries, http://deepspaceindustries.com/first-commercial-interplanetary-mission/ *** For story suggestions please contact [email protected] For technical and editorial support, please contact: Asia: +61 2 93 73 1841 Europe: +44 20 7542 7599 Americas and Latam: +1 800 738 8377 ----------------------------------------­­---------------------------------------­-­---------------- Next Animation Studio’s News Direct service provides daily, high-quality, informative 3D news animations that fill in for missing footage and help viewers understand breaking news stories or in-depth features on science, technology, and health. Sign up for a free trial of News Direct's news animations at http://newsdirect.nextanimation.com.tw/Reuters.aspx To subscribe to News Direct or for more info, please visit: http://newsdirect.nextanimation.com.tw/Index.aspx
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Asteroid mining: Deep Space Industries to harvest asteroids by 2020 - TomoNews
 
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SILICON VALLEY, CALIFORNIA — A California startup plans to mine asteroids for profit. The company from Silicon Valley, Deep Space Industries, recently announced that it plans on launching a precursor mission in 2017 and will commence its first mission by 2020. The company wants to mine asteroids for water, carbon and other elements, precious metals, and even in-space building materials. It will begin with extracting water. Deep Space Industries plans on sending a small spacecraft named Prospector-1 to low-Earth orbit on an experimental mission. The Prospector-1 weighs 50 kilograms when fueled and was designed to be cost effective. Once the initial campaign is complete, Prospector-1 will hitch a ride on low-Earth orbit then point towards an asteroid and jet propel itself to its target. Once near, Prospector-1 will map the surface and subsurface of the asteroid locating resources. Prospector-1 will also attempt to land on the asteroid. On the asteroid, Prospector-1 will mine water, which it will use as fuel. The craft expels superheated water vapor to generate thrust. Asteroids will be selected by a group of experts. If successful, the first mission will pave way for future spacecrafts to use asteroid water as refueling stations. ----------------------------------------­--------------------- Welcome to TomoNews, where we animate the most entertaining news on the internets. Come here for an animated look at viral headlines, US news, celebrity gossip, salacious scandals, dumb criminals and much more! Subscribe now for daily news animations that will knock your socks off. Visit our official website for all the latest, uncensored videos: http://us.tomonews.com Check out our Android app: http://bit.ly/1rddhCj Check out our iOS app: http://bit.ly/1gO3z1f Get top stories delivered to your inbox everyday: http://bit.ly/tomo-newsletter See a story that should be animated? Tell us about it! Suggest a story here: http://bit.ly/suggest-tomonews Stay connected with us here: Facebook http://www.facebook.com/TomoNewsUS Twitter @tomonewsus http://www.twitter.com/TomoNewsUS Google+ http://plus.google.com/+TomoNewsUS/ Instagram @tomonewsus http://instagram.com/tomonewsus -~-~~-~~~-~~-~- Please watch: "Crying dog breaks the internet’s heart — but this sad dog story has a happy ending" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4prKTN9bYQc -~-~~-~~~-~~-~-
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Planetary Resources Plans Asteroid Mining Mission
 
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04/24/2012 Details have been emerging of a plan by billionaire entrepreneurs to mine asteroids for their resources. The multi-million-dollar plan would use robotic spacecraft to squeeze minerals such as platinum and gold out of the rocks. The founders include film director and explorer James Cameron as well as Google's chief executive Larry Page and its executive chairman Eric Schmidt. They aim to create a fuel depot in space by 2020. http://LeakSource.wordpress.com
Views: 1386 LeakSource2012
Will We Mine Asteroids?
 
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It's been said that a single asteroid might be worth trillions of dollars in precious rare metals. Will we ever reach out and mine these space rocks? How hard could it be? Support us at: http://www.patreon.com/universetoday More stories at: http://www.universetoday.com/ Follow us on Twitter: @universetoday Follow us on Tumblr: http://universetoday.tumblr.com/ Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/universetoday Google+ - https://plus.google.com/+universetoday/ Instagram - http://instagram.com/universetoday Team: Fraser Cain - @fcain Jason Harmer - @jasoncharmer Susie Murph - @susiemmurph Brian Koberlein - @briankoberlein Chad Weber - [email protected] Kevin Gill - @kevinmgill Created by: Fraser Cain and Jason Harmer Edited by: Chad Weber Music: Left Spine Down - “X-Ray” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4tcoZNrSveE&feature=youtu.be Here on Earth, precious metals like gold and silver are getting harder to find. Geologists are developing more elaborate ways to get at the veins of precious metals beneath the surface of the Earth. And for the truly rare metals, like platinum and iridium, forget about it. All the platinum ever mined in the history of the world would fit inside my basement, and it’s not that big of a basement. There are asteroids out there, just floating past us, taunting us, containing mountains of precious minerals. There are iron-nickel asteroids made entirely of metal. Comets of water, dirt and organic materials, everything you’d need to make an orbital farm. Just a single 30-meter asteroid, like the recently discovered 2012 DA14, is worth $20 trillion dollars. Now, if you could just somehow get to it. Mining here on Earth is hard enough, but actually harvesting material from asteroids in the Solar System sounds almost impossible. But almost impossible, is still possible. With enough ingenuity and a few breakthroughs in spaceflight and robotics, plus some convenient hand waving for the sake of storytelling and there could be a future of asteroid mining ahead of us. If there are mineral rich asteroids that contain a large amount of precious elements, it just might be cost effective to deliver those elements back to Earth. $20 trillion dollars sure would help buy that space elevator you wanted for sci-fi Christmas. If we had Robotic harvesters extract the gold, platinum and iridium off the surface of the space rock and they could send return capsules to Earth. It would make even more sense to keep this stuff in space. Future spacecraft will need rocket fuel, hydrogen and oxygen, conveniently contained in water. If you could mine water ice off a comet or asteroid, you could create fuel depots across the Solar System. Miners could extract and concentrate other materials needed for spaceflight and return them to Earth orbit. There could eventually be an orbiting collection of everything you need to survive in space, all gathered together and conveniently located … in space. You might be surprised to know that getting to a nearby asteroid would require less energy than traveling to the Moon. Asteroids actually make better refueling stations than the Moon, and could serve as a waypoint to the other planets. There are a few companies working to mine asteroids right now. Planetary Resources and Deep Space Industries have both developed plans for robotic missions to find asteroid targets, analyze them up close, and even return samples to Earth for study. Within a few decades, they should have identified some ideal candidate asteroids for mining, and we get on with the work of mining with Solar System to support our further exploration. Perhaps then we’ll become a true spacefaring civilization, or just get conquered by an uprising of our sentient robotic miner drones. So, will this ever happen? Will we eventually mine asteroids to send material back to Earth and support the exploration of space? Who knows. Business and industry are drivers of innovation. If there’s profit to be made, somebody will figure out how to do it. What do you think? Do you envision a future career as an asteroid miner? Can we all be like Bruce Willis? Tell us in the comments below. Thanks for watching! Never miss an episode by clicking subscribe. Our Patreon community is the reason these shows happen. We’d like to thank: From Quarks to Quasars Dark Matter is the New Black and the rest of the members who support us in making great space and astronomy content.
Views: 14846 Fraser Cain
Mining the Moon
 
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In the coming decades, both companies and governments may return to the Moon in search of future raw materials and energy supplies. This is the third video in my "Resources from Space" series. The first two episodes, plus a prequel and making-of video, are here: "Space-Based Solar Power": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vJcev0Jq3Ig "Asteroid Mining": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=erF17yO9VsE "Beyond Sustainability": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8H4kssrosHY "The Making of Resources from Space ": http://youtu.be/rjzO9-hF9Oc You can read about resources from space, and access images from the videos, at: http://www.explainingthefuture.com/resources_from_space.html And finally, here are some links to things mentioned in the video: Google Lunar XPRIZE: http://www.googlelunarxprize.org/ NASA Lunar CATALYST Programme: http://www.nasa.gov/lunarcatalyst/#.U3XmSoFdV8E Russian lunar plans: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2602291/We-coming-Moon-FOREVER-Russia-sets-plans-conquer-colonise-space-including-permanent-manned-moon-base.html
Views: 168813 ExplainingTheFuture
Asteroid Mining! Really?
 
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A big thanks to all current and future patrons who are helping fund this science and filmmaking outreach via Patreon: http://bit.ly/2Sfmkph Don’t forget to follow me on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/untamedscience/ Recently, a company made of billionaires (including Google execs and James Cameron), have decided its going to be a good idea to mine asteroids for their precious metals and water. What? Haley gives a quick overview of what's going on. If you want 52 Things to start on right now to improve your filmmaking and photography - we have videos on them all here: http://www.untamedscience.com/blog/52things/ Our GEAR ------------ Main DSLR : https://amzn.to/2Sho2qc Second Camera : http://amzn.to/2B9HInR Main Lens - http://amzn.to/2BaEXTk The Adventure Camera Bag : http://amzn.to/2B8WYRH The Macro Lens - http://amzn.to/2hHUhxW Telephoto Lens - http://amzn.to/2za1FJV Our Mega Wide Lens - http://amzn.to/2z9KtnS Our BEST On-camera Mic - http://amzn.to/2hGuSVt The Drone - http://amzn.to/2z84Bqc My Moving Timelapse setup - https://amzn.to/2SeCZcJ GoPro HERO 7 - https://amzn.to/2ShoPHG Our Filmmaking Book!!! - http://amzn.to/2zV88LS Our Music: https://goo.gl/roSjb7 The full video setup: https://kit.com/UntamedScience (By buying through these links you help us support the channel) On Social -------------- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/untamedscience/ (Jonas @behindthescience) Twitter: https://twitter.com/untamedscience Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/untamedscience Website: http://www.untamedscience.com YouTube: http://bit.ly/2EDk6vO (for most of my work) Jonas and I are creating a whole series of how-to-filmmaking videos to get you started. Here is the first video: http://bit.ly/2AcYvHJ and our book: http://amzn.to/2zV88LS My main science YouTube Channel: http://bit.ly/2EDk6vO Help us create amazing, world reaching content by translating and transcribing videos on our channel: http://bit.ly/2Crnjgu
How to ID / Identify a Meteorite - Stone
 
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http://www.outofabluesky.com or Join us on Facebook! http://www.facebook.com/OutofaBlueSky In 3 simple steps, you can identify if a stone is a meteorite or meteorwrong. All done in the field while hunting, only requires a magnet, a file, and the knowledge in this video. Far too many people think they have meteorites but don't know for sure. Here is the video to find out. And don't be afraid of bad news, only 1 in a 500 have a meteorite.
Views: 1781429 OutofaBlueSkyMeteor
Gold-rich Haiti eyed by foreign investors
 
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Subscribe to our channel http://bit.ly/AJSubscribe A gold rush is shaping up in Haiti. Billions of dollars of precious metals are thought to be buried in the hills. So far Canadian and American mining companies have invested more than $30m collecting samples, building roads and digging. Nearly 15 percent of Haiti's territory is now under license to North American mining firms. While the gold rush is attracting the interest of international investors, locals in the country where 70 per cent of people are unemployed fear the companies' promises will not be upheld. Al Jazeera's Rachel Levin reports from Trou-du-Nord in northern Haiti. At Al Jazeera English, we focus on people and events that affect people's lives. We bring topics to light that often go under-reported, listening to all sides of the story and giving a 'voice to the voiceless.' Reaching more than 270 million households in over 140 countries across the globe, our viewers trust Al Jazeera English to keep them informed, inspired, and entertained. Our impartial, fact-based reporting wins worldwide praise and respect. It is our unique brand of journalism that the world has come to rely on. We are reshaping global media and constantly working to strengthen our reputation as one of the world's most respected news and current affairs channels. Social Media links: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera Instagram: https://instagram.com/aljazeera/?ref=... Twitter: https://twitter.com/ajenglish Website: http://www.aljazeera.com/ google+: https://plus.google.com/+aljazeera/posts
Views: 21691 Al Jazeera English
Second Take: Mining asteroids
 
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Creamer Media's Shannon de Ryhove speaks to Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer about mining precious metals and minerals from asteroids that orbit near Earth.
Views: 118 MiningWeekly
Space business: US citizens get right to mine asteroids
 
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US lawmakers have decided to expand the reach of capitalism into the universe, and make celestial bodies a source of income. President Barack Obama signed an act giving US companies the right to the commercial exploration of asteroids and other bodies in space. RT LIVE http://rt.com/on-air Subscribe to RT! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=RussiaToday Like us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/RTnews Follow us on Twitter http://twitter.com/RT_com Follow us on Instagram http://instagram.com/rt Follow us on Google+ http://plus.google.com/+RT Listen to us on Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/rttv RT (Russia Today) is a global news network broadcasting from Moscow and Washington studios. RT is the first news channel to break the 1 billion YouTube views benchmark.
Views: 15017 RT
US Company Plans To Mine Asteroids For Metals
 
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company has unveiled plans to send a fleet of spacecraft into the solar system to mine asteroids for metals and other materials. "Using resources harvested in space is the only way to afford permanent space development," said David Gump, chief executive of US firm Deep Space Industries. He said that more than 900 new asteroids that pass near our planet are discovered each year. "In this case, metals and fuel from asteroids can expand the in-space industries of this century. That is our strategy." In its first step, the company plans to send "asteroid-prospecting spacecraft" into the solar system, with the first -- 25kg FireFlies - to be launched in 2015 on journeys of two to six months. These will be followed from 2016 by heavier DragonFlies that will go on two to four year missions and bring back samples. "This is the first commercial campaign to explore the small asteroids that pass by Earth," said Deep Space chairman Rick Tumlinson. "Using low-cost technologies and combining the legacy of our space programme with the innovation of today's young high tech geniuses, we will do things that would have been impossible just a few years ago." If all goes according to plan, Deep Space Industries predicts that, in a decade, it will be harvesting metals and other building materials from space rocks to build large platforms to replace communications satellites - followed by solar power stations that would beam carbon-free energy back to Earth. "We will only be visitors in space until we learn how to live off the land there," Mr Tumlinson said in a statement that also made a pitch for customers and sponsors. "We are squarely focused on giving new generations an opportunity to change not only this world but all the worlds of tomorrow. Sounds like fun, doesn't it?" Deep Space Industries is the second company to enter into the asteroid-mining business, following in the footsteps of Planetary Resources, which launched in April 2012 with the backing of top Google executives and film director James Cameron.
Views: 228 eyeontheworld9
Platinum  - The MOST PRECIOUS Metal on EARTH!
 
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NOVAELEMENTS: http://www.ebay.com /usr/novaelementscom?_trksid=p2047675.l2559 https://www.novaelements.com/ Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/Thoisoi?ty=h Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thoisoi2 Interesting page about chemical experiments: http://m.chemicum.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thoisoi/ So, today I want to tell you about the most precious metal on Earth - platinum. In the periodic table of chemical elements, platinum is located in the 10th group and is also a part of the so-called platinum group of precious and rare metals. Platinum full video script: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bw_R-2ve_CpvTGFBeG4zVWV3Vk0/view?usp=sharing
Diamonds In Space?
 
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Check us out on iTunes! http://dne.ws/1NixUds Please Subscribe! http://testu.be/1FjtHn5 Scientists believe that Neptune and Uranus have solid cores surrounded by an icy mantle of water with diamonds floating in that water. Where else in space can we find diamonds then? + + + + + + + + Previous Episode: What Makes Minerals So Precious?: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DG4eflw4cpA&list=PLwwOk5fvpuuJno_zh5TnMA0MK3D9F3DUC&index=1 + + + + + + + + Sources: Oceans Of Diamond Possible On Uranus And Neptune: http://www.astronomynow.com/news/n1001/21diamond/ “High pressure experiments that mimic conditions on the icy gas giants show that chunks of diamond can float on a sea of liquid carbon." “Diamond Rain” Falls On Saturn And Jupiter: http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-24477667 “Diamonds big enough to be worn by Hollywood film stars could be raining down on Saturn and Jupiter, US scientists have calculated. New atmospheric data for the gas giants indicates that carbon is abundant in its dazzling crystal form, they say." Dissociation Of CH4 At High Pressures And Temperatures: Diamond Formation In Giant Planet Interiors?: http://www.sciencemag.org/content/286/5437/100.abstract “Experiments using laser-heated diamond anvil cells show that methane (CH4) breaks down to form diamond at pressures between 10 and 50 gigapascals and temperatures of about 2000 to 3000 kelvin." 55 Cancri E: Diamond Planet 40 Light Years Away: http://www.sci-news.com/astronomy/article00649.html “‘This is our first glimpse of a rocky world with a fundamentally different chemistry from Earth,' said Dr Nikku Madhusudhan, a Yale researcher in physics and astronomy and lead author of a paper to be published in the Astrophysical Journal Letters." Diamond Planet Worth $26.9 Nonillion: http://www.forbes.com/sites/petercohan/2012/10/12/diamond-planet-worth-26-9-nonillion/ “It’s the time of year when the minds of top Ivy League undergraduates turn to interviews with investment banks and consulting firms. Here’s a good interview question to test their smarts: What is the diamond planet worth? The answer: $26.9 nonillion ($26.9 followed by 30 zeros)." Asteroid Mining: http://www.astronomysource.com/tag/rare-earth-metals-from-asteroids/ “Look back in history and you will see that the motivation behind huge investments in exploration and transportation has been the need for resources. The American settlers headed west in their search of gold, oil and timber, and the Europeans headed east along the Silk Road and the spice trade routes." + + + + + + + + TestTube Plus is built for enthusiastic science fans seeking out comprehensive conversations on the geeky topics they love. Host Trace Dominguez digs beyond the usual scope to deliver details, developments and opinions on advanced topics like AI, string theory and Mars exploration. TestTube Plus is also offered as an audio podcast on iTunes. + + + + + + + + Trace Dominguez on Twitter https://twitter.com/TraceDominguez TestTube on Facebook https://facebook.com/testtubenetwork TestTube on Google+ http://gplus.to/TestTube + + + + + + + +
Views: 124816 Science Plus
Smash Miners - Asteroid Mining
 
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Smash Mining - mining asteroids the fun way. Genre: Arcade Platform: Android Fly through space with your asteroid-smashing spaceships. Mine asteroids by smashing them, then collect their precious minerals. Use the minerals you collect to buy new ships, and each spaceship has a unique way of smashing asteroids. But watch out for turrets! Smash them too, and avoid their missiles to earn experience stars. Upgrade your spaceships with experience stars you earn. Direct link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.maierworks.smashminers
Views: 57 Henry Maier
Asteroid Estimated To Be Worth $5.4 Trillion Will Pass Earth Tonight
 
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An asteroid believed to contain up to $5.4 trillion worth of platinum will pass relatively close to Earth today. A small asteroid worth up to $5.4 trillion will pass relatively close to Earth tonight. The asteroid, 2011 UW158, is thought to have a core that contains up to 90 million tons of platinum and other precious materials. The size, makeup and orbit of 2011 UW158 put it on the “short list” of asteroids targeted for robotic mining in the near future, according to the Slooh Community Observatory.  Planetary Resources is an asteroid-mining firm with financial backing from Google executives Eric Schmidt and Larry Page.  The company has labeled 2011 UW158 as an ‘X-type’ asteroid suitable for mining and is interested in exploiting the asteroid both for the platinum it contains and possibly water—which may be even more valuable.  They’ve catalogued dozens of similar prospects throughout the solar system.  2011 UW158 is about half a mile across and will pass Earth 30 times closer than Mars—or six times further away than the moon—so it won’t be visible to the naked eye.
Views: 4792 GeoBeats News
Mining asteroids in outer space - Chris Lewicki Interview
 
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Chris Lewicki, a former NASA scientist and currently the president and chief engineer of Planetary Resources, chats with Cambridge House Live's Bridgitte Anderson about opportunities for mining in outer space. Planetary Resources is financially backed by figures ranging from movie director James Cameron and Virgin's Richard Branson to the founders of Google. Stay Connected! http://www.cambridgehouse.com/ https://twitter.com/cambridge https://www.facebook.com/cambridgehouseconferences Copyright © 2014 Cambridge House International Inc. All rights reserved.
Seg_2 Planetary Resources Aims to Mine Asteroids for Water, Platinum - 03 May 12 - Suvarna News
 
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http://www.suvarnanews.tv - 03 May 2012 - something special - Planetary Resources Aims to Mine Asteroids for Water, Platinum Planetary Resources, the asteroid mining venture backed by director James Cameron and other well-know investors, was officially announced on Tuesday. The company plans to launch exploratory spacecraft within two years and could be extracting valuable materials from near-Earth asteroids a few years after that, according to its founders. "This company is not about paper studies," said Eric Anderson, who co-founded Planetary Resources with fellow commercial spaceflight advocate Peter Diamandis. "It's not about thinking and dreaming about asteroid mining. There's plenty of talking. This is about doing. We'll create robots that go into deep space and mine asteroids. We're not going to talk about it, we're just going to do it." The company will be headquartered in Bellvue, Wash., Anderson said during a press conference held at Seattle's Museum of Flight. Chris Lewicki, president and chief engineer of the asteroid mining firm and formerly NASA's Mars mission manager, said companies like Planetary Resources could help turn Seattle into the "Silicon Valley of Space." Planetary Resources plans to go after water, precious metals like platinum, and other materials found on nearby asteroids in three phases. The first phase will be to launch a series of Earth-orbiting space telescopes to scope out suitable mining targets among what's believed to be millions of near-Earth asteroids measuring 50 meters or greater in size. Arkyd 100 The company has already started developing the spacecraft for the first phase, Anderson said. That line of low-orbit robotic probes has been dubbed the Arkyd-100 Series and will be followed on with future-generation Arkyd spacecraft that will visit likely asteroid candidates for prospecting purposes and eventually to actually mine them for materials theoretically worth billions and even trillions of dollars. With its Arkyd series, Planetary Resources is changing up the traditional model of space exploration, Lewicki said. Instead of pouring a lot of resources into developing and building a single probe like the ones used to explore Mars and conduct other space missions, the company is taking a "swarm" approach to its hunt for asteroids worth excavating. That means launching and guiding dozens or more Arkyd probes to maximize the chances of finding 20 or so asteroids that are close enough to Earth, have solar orbits that keep them near enough to visit, and have the right composition of either water or precious metal to make them worth mining, Lewicki said.
21st Century Job: Asteroid Miner
 
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X PRIZE Founder/Chairman on his next big venture.
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Asteroid Mining: Is it worth it?
 
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Asteroid mining: Science fiction or way of the future? It is a trending topic amongst engineers and entrepreneurs, and efforts are already underway. But, will the rewards be worth the risk? We met Professor Alec Gallimore, Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Education at the Angell Hall Observatory to discuss the challenges and opportunities related to asteroid mining. The task of selecting promising asteroids and traveling to them is the first step in a complicated and vastly expensive operation. Precious metals, water and enabling deep space exploration are a few of the key motivators. In the long run, experts say space is going to be key to our advancement as a species. Asteroids may be our interstellar stepping stones along this path, and we're already on the way. About the Professor: Alec D. Gallimore (http://www.engin.umich.edu/college/about/people/profiles/f-to-j/alec-gallimore) is an Arthur F. Thurnau Professor, Aerospace Engineering (http://www.engin.umich.edu/aero) at the University of Michigan College of Engineering (http://www.engin.umich.edu/). Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Education in the College of Engineering, and a member of the Applied Physics graduate program, Professor Gallimore's primary research interests include electric propulsion, plasma diagnostics, space plasma simulation, electrode physics, nano-particle energetics and hypersonic aerodynamics/plasma interaction. He has extensive design and testing experience with a number of electric propulsion devices including Hall thrusters, ion thrusters, RF thrusters, microwave thrusters, arcjets, 100-kW-class steady MPD thrusters and multimegawatt pulsed coaxial plasma accelerators. He has implemented a variety of probe, microwave, and optical/laser plasma diagnostics, and has graduated 35 PhD students and 11 MS students in the fields of electric propulsion and plasma physics. Plasmadynamics and Electric Propulsion Lab (PEPL) (http://pepl.engin.umich.edu/)
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GIANT Meteor Hits Russia!
 
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The meteor that hit Russia was fairly big, but the larger asteroids that fly by are filled with precious metals that some hope to actually mine and bring back to earth! As crazy as it sounds, scientists and engineers are hard at work trying to make this a reality. Trace explains how. Image Credit: © Andrzej Wojcicki/Science Photo Library/Corbis Read More: http://www.planetaryresources.com/ "How Asteroid Mining Will Work" http://science.howstuffworks.com/asteroid-mining.htm "Asteroid mining: Fool's platinum?" http://www.economist.com/blogs/babbage/2013/01/asteroid-mining "IT ISN'T a gold rush quite yet. But the launch of a second asteroid-mining venture in a year suggests that the allure of extra-terrestrial prospecting may be as hard to resist for some as the Klondike was." "How Asteroid Mining Could Work (Infographic)" http://www.space.com/15391-asteroid-mining-space-planetary-resources-infographic.html "How the Falling Meteor Packed a Sonic Punch" http://news.discovery.com/space/asteroids-meteors-meteorites/falling-meteor-packed-a-sonic-punch-130215.htm "A 10-ton meteor that entered the atmosphere over Russia on Friday triggered a powerful sonic boom. So what causes a sonic boom?" "Russian Meteor: What's With All The Dash Cams?" http://news.discovery.com/autos/transportation-infrastructure/russia-meteor-whats-with-all-the-dash-cams-130215.htm "If, like me, you were sitting dumbstruck watching Youtube videos depicting a raging ball of fire falling out of the sky in the early hours this morning, you may have been equally dumbstruck by the sheer number of eyewitness videos." "Russian Meteor Explosion Not Caused by Asteroid Flyby" http://news.discovery.com/space/asteroids-meteors-meteorites/russian-meteor-not-linked-to-asteroid-130215.htm "The meteor explosion over Russia that injured more than 500 people and damaged hundreds of buildings was not caused by an asteroid zooming close by the Earth today (Feb.15), a NASA scientist says." DNews is a show about the science of everyday life. We post two new videos every day of the week. Watch More http://www.youtube.com/dnewschannel Subscribe http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzWQYUVCpZqtN93H8RR44Qw?sub_confirmation=1 DNews Twitter https://twitter.com/dnews Anthony Carboni Twitter: https://twitter.com/acarboni Laci Green Twitter https://twitter.com/gogreen18 Trace Dominguez Twitter https://twitter.com/trace501 DNews Facebook http://www.facebook.com/DNews DNews Google+ https://plus.google.com/u/0/106194964544004197170/posts DNews Website http://discoverynews.com/
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Massive Platinum Asteroid 2011 UW-158 Shocking Facts || ప్రపంచంలోనే అతి పెద్ద నిధి రహస్యం || With CC
 
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Massive Platinum Asteroid 2011 UW-158 Shocking Facts || ప్రపంచంలోనే అతి పెద్ద నిధి రహస్యం || With Subtitles ENTERTAINMENT ►SUBSCRIBE TO PLANET LEAF :- https://goo.gl/ZasYcY ►SUBSCRIBE TO SLATE KIDS :- https://goo.gl/uk59PL ►SUBSCRIBE TO TFC SPIRITUAL :- https://goo.gl/54LRFZ ►SUBSCRIBE TO PLANET MOJO :- https://goo.gl/KTxvkN ►SUBSCRIBE TO LOCAL BITES :- https://goo.gl/Ezfnz2 MOVIES ►SUBSCRIBE TO TELUGU FULL SCREEN :- https://goo.gl/5snmyJ ►SUBSCRIBE TO TFC VIDEOS :- https://goo.gl/eCkJBy ►SUBSCRIBE TO TFC COMEDY :- https://goo.gl/wt8hcm ►SUBSCRIBE TO TELUGU SONGS JUKEBOX :- https://goo.gl/KY7oou ►SUBSCRIBE TO MOVIE EXPRESS :- https://goo.gl/U2LQJZ ►SUBSCRIBE TO TFC MINI MOVIES :- https://goo.gl/8pz64a ►SUBSCRIBE TO TFC CLASSICS :- https://goo.gl/dT3N8E ►SUBSCRIBE TO SOUTH CINEMA HALL :- https://goo.gl/a5AAsQ ►SUBSCRIBE TO ROMANTIC GURU :- https://goo.gl/YW3L7J ►SUBSCRIBE TO LOVERS CLUB :- https://goo.gl/GKpxVw ►SUBSCRIBE TO COMEDY EXPRESS :- https://goo.gl/4aaPBJ NEWS ►SUBSCRIBE TO TFC NEWS :- https://goo.gl/dDZS2g ►SUBSCRIBE TO TFC FILM NEWS :- https://goo.gl/M8XfZt ►SUBSCRIBE TO GOSSIPS KING :- https://goo.gl/reZFUd WEBSITES ►FOR COMPLETE ENTERTAINMENT & INFORMATION :- https://goo.gl/U7d6j1 ►FOR ONLINE GAMES :- https://goo.gl/Lnz2qz FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA ►FACEBOOK - https://goo.gl/9nah8Q ►TWITTER - https://goo.gl/jpw19v ►GOOGLE+ - https://goo.gl/TuwAQm ►Blogger - https://goo.gl/mKEIe4 ►SCOOP IT - https://goo.gl/yKaf2o ►TUMBLER - https://goo.gl/xI2385 ►REDDIT - https://goo.gl/tbAjsV ►GOOGLE+ COMMUNITIES -https://goo.gl/epJ2op ‘Platinum’ asteroid potentially worth 354 trillion Rupees to pass Earth... An asteroid believed to be carrying up to 90 million tons of platinum in its core, as well as other rare and precious materials, is about to swoosh past our planet. The news has left developers of asteroid-mining technologies intrigued. (436724) 2011 UW158, provisionally known as 2011 UW158, is a stony, walnut-shaped asteroid and fast rotator, classified as near-Earth object and potentially hazardous asteroid of the Apollo group, approximately 300 meters in diameter. It was discovered on 25 October 2011, by Pan-STARRS at Haleakala Observatory on the island of Maui, Hawaii, in the United States. The platinum-rich asteroid officially named 2011 UW158, is 452 meters by 1,011 meters in size and will pass Earth at a distance of an estimated 2.4 million kilometers, according to the Goldstone Radar Observatory. It will be 30 times closer to Earth than the closest planet of the Solar system. However, when the asteroid does pass, it will still be six times further away than the moon’s orbit, so it will be impossible to see 2011 UW158 with the naked eye. If you don’t happen to own a telescope – fear not. The Slooh Community Observatory is undertaking a project, which links powerful telescopes to the internet for public use, will broadcast images of the mineral-rich asteroid, from an observatory in the Canary Islands. The proximity of asteroid’s orbit to Earth has already put it on the ‘wish list’ for future robotic mining missions. According to different estimates, it might contain ore of precious metals and other minerals worth from $300 billion, to an incredible $5.4 trillion. The composition of asteroid 2011 UW158 has been established with the help of spectrometers measuring the intensity of light reflected from an object. The broadcast from Slooh will include commentary from network’s host Eric Edelman and Slooh astronomer Bob Berman about the asteroid itself and the “lucrative material it harbors.” The so-called Planetary Resources group, an asteroid mining venture with financial backing from Google bosses Eric Schmidt and Larry Page, as well as British billionaire Richard Branson, defines asteroids like UW-158 as suitable for mining 'X-type,' having catalogued dozens of similar prospective targets across the solar system. On Thursday, the company launched their first demonstration of the Arkyd 3 Reflight (A3R) vehicle from the International Space Station’s Kibo airlock - to test technologies for mining asteroids. The vehicle was delivered to the ISS aboard the SpaceX Falcon 9 in April. During its 90-day orbiting mission, the vehicle will be sending data to a group of scientists based at the firm’s headquarters in Redmond, WA. Everything is explained in Telugu in our video. Do follow and do not forget to share the video links...
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How Gold Came to Earth - Documentary Films
 
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CLICK HERE - http://activeterium.com/1DCR - FOR MORE FREE DOCUMENTARIES How Gold Came to Earth - Documentary Films Look at the current rise in the price of Gold from about $20(~1900) to somewhere around $800 (early 1980's). Today in 2007 we see Gold returning to about $650 US. So remember when the reference for Gold is given for a creek in California in 1900 US Dollars the typical price back toward 1900 was $20. This means today's price is about 40 times higher. Before you start jumping up and down with joy, think about what has really happened; The US dollar has experienced a 40 fold inflation in the last century. The value of a standard reference commodity called Gold costs you 40 times as much. That's a bad thing, there's nothing like losing 4000% in value. Gold has been a precious metal for as long as humans can remember. The reason it is precious is that it is universally accepted as a monetary exchange medium, its useful, beautiful and hard to find. It is said by some that most of the world's gold supply has been removed from the ground and melted into bars and coins, but in reality only 1% to 20% has been taken, depending on who you talk to. That leaves 99% to 80% of all the gold in the world still in the ground! People have always wanted gold and because of that there have been many gold rushes around the world. A gold rush is a period of time when people race to the fields where the gold has been discovered to try and grab their share of the riches. Not many miners got rich in the 1800's. Often prospectors would go home with less than when they started out on the journey, if they made it back at all. Some mining claim owners did strike it rich, although most didn't. Besides the lucky few with fortunes in gold, the ones that made it big were the marketing entrepreneur's. People who had these entreprenurial skills and initiative to establish a business and take the risk did very well. For example, Levi Strauss the inventor of Levis blue jeans was one of these in the California 1849 gold rush. How Gold Came to Earth - Documentary Films
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James Cameron, Eric Schmidt, Sergey Brin And Larry Page Plan Asteroid Mining
 
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A new world of resources is about to open up in outer space and it's backed by some pretty big investors: film director James Cameron and Google billionaires Eric Schmidt, Sergey Brin and Larry Page.The billionaires are behind an asteroid mining scheme, to draw precious metals and water from the floating space rocks.Their company, called Planetary Resources, Inc., will use the profits from the sale of the materials to boost our presence in space, brining us close to E.T. than ever before.
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Asteroid mining is being touted as the next big industry
 
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Read full story:https://bit.ly/2qRX3WC ------------------------------------------------------------------ Space mining is the next big industry that has the potential to yield gargantuan profits because there are massive stores of precious resources and metals that are simply waiting to be grabbed by those who can reach there first. .............................................................................................................. Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ibtimes_india Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ibtimes.india/ Follow us on Google Plus: https://plus.google.co/+IbtimesCoInI... Visit us: http://www.ibtimes.co.in/
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Real Job Listing: "Asteroid Miner"
 
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Watch: http://youtube.com/slatester http://slatev.com Follow: http://twitter.com/slateviral http://facebook.com/slatevideo Looking for a career switch? The much-hyped startup Planetary Resources is looking for interns next winter with this irresistible pitch: "Do you want to be an Asteroid Miner?" The company's listing, posted this week, seeks college students for paid positions starting in January to help develop the next-generation technology for space mining. Chris Lewicki, who bills himself as Planetary Resources' president and "chief asteroid miner," has brushed off media skepticism and said he hopes to launch the first mining mission by the end of the decade. For older dreamers, there are also other job listings at Planetary Resources, including one that calls for a "General Space Nut."
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Asteroid Mining Now Backed By Billionaires
 
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In the midst of concerns that we are dangerously depleting Earth's resources, one start-up claims to have the answer to our problems: asteroid mining. Planetary Resources Inc., a Seattle-based company, plans to use robotic technology to extract valuable minerals from asteroids. The company isn't going it alone. Since April, they've been backed by Google executives, as well as former Goldman Sachs Co-Chairman John C. Whitehead. Now, they're announcing that they have the support of even more billionaire investors, although they've declined to name names. Planetary Resources is also close to a partnership agreement with a "top-10" mining company. The company has identified 1,500 asteroids near enough to Earth that reaching them would be as easy energetically as getting to the moon. According to Bloomberg, Planetary Resources anticipates that a single metallic asteroid with a 500-meter diameter would contain more platinum than all the platinum extracted on Earth. We'll have to wait and see whether this solution is a practical or sustainable one. Planetary Resources co-founder Eric Anderson has said, "We're not going to be returning platinum group metals from asteroids tomorrow. It's going to take a while." For more on the latest financial news and analysis, follow us on Twitter @FNNOnline, or check out our website at fnno.com
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20120420 - The case for mining asteroids
 
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for additional information about this presentation, please see the BLOG entry at http://smartscarecrow.blogspot.com/2012/04/20120420-special-edition-of.html
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Russia's Massive Diamond Discovery
 
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Russia has revealed a huge state secret: that it discovered a vast diamond field in eastern Siberia that contains "trillions of carats"--enough diamonds to supply global markets for 3,000 years. Article: Russia's Secret Diamond Discovery http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Global-News/2012/0917/Russia-reveals-shiny-state-secret-It-s-awash-in-diamonds Cameron, Google Founder's Asteroid mining http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-205_162-57419801/asteroid-mining-venture-backed-by-james-cameron-google-ceo-larry-page/ I didn't know that: diamonds (Video on industrial diamonds) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w8cvUd9vTtM&hd=1 Spectacular meteor explosion video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GWhrW7lpqZM&feature=related Join the conversation on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/thedailyconversation Add TDC to your circles on Google+ https://plus.google.com/100134925804523235350/posts Follow The Daily Conversation on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/thedailyconvo Russia has declassified a huge state secret: that it discovered a vast diamond field in eastern Siberia that contains "trillions of carats"--enough diamonds to supply global markets for 3,000 years. The discovery was made in the 1970's beneath a 35-million-year-old asteroid crater, 62 miles across known as Popigai Astroblem Apparently, they decided to keep it secret, and not exploit it, because the Soviet Union's huge diamond operations were already producing immense profits in what was then a tightly controlled world market. Moscow finally pulled back the veil of secrecy by allowing geologists to talk about it with Russian journalists, and according to one news agency, the diamonds are "twice as hard" as the usual gemstones, making them ideal for industrial and scientific uses. These types of diamonds are known as impact diamonds, which result when a meteor plows into a graphite deposit at high velocity. It's estimated that "The resources of super-hard diamonds contained in rocks of the Popigai crypto-explosion structure, are by a factor of ten bigger than the world's all known reserves." It will be interesting to see how this discovery affects the global diamond markets. Will this discovery bring prices down? Also, how amazing are meteors? Even though this discovery appears to be a result of a reaction between a space object and earth, its still a strong reminder just how elementally-rich asteroids can be. Will this spur on a renewed exploration of the minerals in and around crater sites? Even the thought of going straight to the source - like James Cameron and a few others want to do - doesn't sound quite as ridiculous once the imagination's gears start cranking about the possibilities of what could be discovered there.
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