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Two new companies, Planetary Resources and Deep Space Industries, plan to mine asteroids for precious metals and resources. See how it could work in this SPACE.com infographic.

A few days ago who wrote about asteroid mining with billionaire backing, today it has been confirmed that Planetary Resources will be mining asteroids, starting firstly with a fleet of telescopes to scope out prospects.

Is asteroid mining legal? Congress wants to make it so. - Vox

Is asteroid mining legal? Congress wants to make it so.

This illustration depicts Deep Space Industries' Fuel Processor class spacecraft for asteroid mining.

The Arkyd 6 satellite will launch later this year to test control, power, communication and avionics systems for asteroid mining.<br />

Asteroid mining firm Planetary Resources launches its first exploratory probe. But how close are we to an actual operation?

How Asteroid Mining Could Pay for Our First Space Colony

How Asteroid Mining Could Pay for Our First Space Colony

Watery asteroid discovered in dying star points to habitable exoplanets October 2013 Artist's impression of a rocky and water-rich asteroid being torn apart by the strong gravity of the white dwarf star GD Similar objects.

Asteroid Mining A Gold Mine In Space Infographic. Topic: science, business, meteor

Asteroid Mining: A Gold Mine In Space [Infographic]

Where to mine asteroids to get the deep-space dollars WIRED UK There's big money in asteroid mining

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The Business of Mining Asteroids

Interceptor missions will allow Planetary Resources to quickly acquire data on several near-Earth asteroids, stepping up the likelihood of prospecting these objects for their volatile, mineral and metallic resources.

'Space Selfies' Scrapped, But Asteroid Mining Company Raises $21M

Asteroid mining is what it sounds like: going to the solar system’s hard bodies, extracting valuable resources, and using them to make something new. In Luxembourg began taking steps toward dominating the asteroid mining industry.

ASTEROID MINING IN TWO YEARS...Asteroids could be mined for useful ores and minerals as they hurtle past the Earth under plans by a U.S. company (Deep Space Industries (DSI)) to launch its first rock-prospecting spacecraft by 2015. More information at http://www.crystalchannelers.com/blog/new-science---asteroid-mining-in-two-years/

Asteroid-mining project aims for deep-space colonies

->Asteroid-Mining Project Aims for Deep-Space Colonies<- An artist's concept of a wheel habitat under construction at an asteroid, a vision of space settlement by the asteroid-mining company Deep Space Industries.

Luxembourg to invest in space-based asteroid mining - Luxembourg Vice Prime Minister Etienne Schneider says Luxembourg will offer regulatory & financial incentives to space resource-mining companies. Image credit: Luxembourg government

Luxembourg to invest in space-based asteroid mining - Luxembourg Vice Prime Minister Etienne Schneider says Luxembourg will offer regulatory & financial incentives to space resource-mining companies.

US Lawmakers Pass Bill for Space Mining in the Future Under the Spurring Private Aerospace Competitiveness and Entrepreneurship (SPACE) Act, which the US House of Representatives passed Thursday, firms involved in asteroid mining will be able to keep whatever they dig up.

Washington DC (Sputnik) Jun 2015 - Under the Spurring Private Aerospace Competitiveness and Entrepreneurship (SPACE) Act, which the US House of Representatives passed Thursday, firms involved in asteroid mining will be able to keep w

Who Owns Asteroid Rights? Tomorrow's Congressional hearing will discuss the exploitation of a new frontier

Mining asteroids for water (for rocket fuel) and rare Earth metals moves one step closer to reality with the U. Senate approval of the Space Act of 2015 that allows Americans to own resources recovered in space.

This $20 Trillion Rock Could Turn a Startup Into Earth's Richest Company [Asteroid Mining: http://futuristicnews.com/tag/asteroid/]

A $20 Trillion Rock Could Turn a Startup Into Earth's Richest Company

This Twenty Trillion Dollar Rock Could Turn a Startup Into Earth’s Richest Company: Meet Amun Doesn’t look like much, right? Little more than a mile wide, it’s one of the smallest M-class (metal-bearing) asteroids yet discovered.

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