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May 29 ยท Last update 22 days ago.
As natural resources are reportedly dwindling, should governments and private companies be investing in asteroid mining?
44 of the 118 elements that make up the periodic table (and everything else in the world) are considered endangered and will be in limited supply in coming years. Many of these elements are used in technology and some are vital for life. Should pressure be put on government space programs such as NASA or private companies like SpaceX to look into space for new natural resource frontiers? Or is this an unrealistic solution for a deep rooted environmental issue?
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