“Solar System Apocalypse” –‘Once We’ve Mined and Exploited It, There’s Nowhere Left to Go”

Asteroid Psyche

 

“Do we want cities on the near side of the moon that light up at night? Would that be inspiring or horrifying? And what about the rings of Saturn? They are beautiful, almost pure water ice,” said Martin Elvis, a senior astrophysicist at the Harvard Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, about the emerging space mining industry that has set their sights on trillions of pounds worth of iron and precious metals in our near Solar System.

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