Skeptic Check: Asteroid Mining

Skeptic Check: Asteroid Mining
How feasible is it?

Asteroids are rich in precious metals and other valuable resources. But mining them presents considerable challenges. We discuss these, and consider how these spinning, rocky resources might be the key to a space-faring future. But an economist points out the consequences of bringing material back to Earth, and a scientist raises an ethical question; do we have an obligation to keep the asteroids intact for science?


Featuring music by Dewey Dellay and Jun Miyake

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