Thursday, March 27, 2014

Press Release: UH Astronomy Presents "Gold Rush in Space" This Friday

By Dr. Mark Willman
Friday, Mar 28th at 9:30 PDT
Astronomy Ampitheater:

The space age started in 1959, and commercial exploitation of Earth's orbital space is now well advanced.  However, business has just begun to target space beyond Earth's orbit.  Last year, two companies formed to mine asteroids for minerals.  Whether these ventures come up empty or produce a huge bonanza depends on how much valuable ore is accessible.

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