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Interactive 3D view of Asteroids and their mining value
Asterank.com ^ | 2/13/2013 | Asterank.com

Posted on 02/13/2013 6:48:29 PM PST by Dallas59



241 Germania $>100 trillion
164 Eva $>100 trillion
90 Antiope $>100 trillion
253 Mathilde $>100 trillion
132 Aethra $>100 trillion
84 Klio $>100 trillion
2 Pallas $>100 trillion
1 Ceres $67.45 trillion
1910 KU $64.42 trillion


Each white dot is an asteroid.

(Excerpt) Read more at asterank.com ...


TOPICS: Astronomy; Business/Economy; Science
KEYWORDS: asteroids; mining; money; value
More than enough money to pay for the development of asteroid mining...
1 posted on 02/13/2013 6:48:36 PM PST by Dallas59
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To: Dallas59

In the current environment this will never happen. China will likely beat us to it, and then destroy us with it.


2 posted on 02/13/2013 6:54:37 PM PST by TheZMan (Buy more ammo.)
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To: Dallas59

Obama need a trillion just to study it.


3 posted on 02/13/2013 6:58:04 PM PST by OrioleFan (Republicans believe every day is July 4th, Democrats believe every day is April 15th.)
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To: TheZMan

Add the UN and every liberal nut west of the Songhua river too


4 posted on 02/13/2013 6:59:00 PM PST by Dallas59 (America died a little bit more on 11/6/2012)
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To: Dallas59

Mining value is based on how much is left in your pocket AFTER you have processed and delivered the goods.

This is liberal mining value, where they get the money, you get to dig.


5 posted on 02/13/2013 6:59:32 PM PST by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: Dallas59

It’s nice to know when we run out of this stuff on Earth, 500 years from now, there is an alternative source.


6 posted on 02/13/2013 7:00:15 PM PST by DManA
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To: Dallas59
First, I doubt that the value of the second asteroid mined is anywhere close to the value of the first asteroid mined because you start getting more resources than you can use.

Second, even those estimates are probably high because they count current prices. But what happens when the first asteroid you mine doubles the amount of gold in circulation? Price plummets.

Third, I wouldn't be surprised if the UN tries to steal the revenue from the mining company siting some treaty or "joint ownership of all mankind" which would make the Law of the Sea Treaty look friendly.

7 posted on 02/13/2013 7:01:13 PM PST by KarlInOhio (Choose one: the yellow and black flag of the Tea Party or the white flag of the Republican Party.)
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To: Dallas59

8 posted on 02/13/2013 7:07:24 PM PST by VeniVidiVici (Obama's vision - No Job is a Good Job)
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To: DManA
It’s nice to know when we run out of this stuff on Earth, 500 years from now, there is an alternative source.

The value isn't on earth. It's real value is in it's location.

It costs $3000 or so to send a pound of water (or anything) to space. If it's already up there, and not in earth's gravity well, it's a whole lot cheaper.

Gold and platinum and all that crap is just gravy.

Consumables are where the value lies.

I wish the articles on the value of asteroids would point that out.

/johnny

9 posted on 02/13/2013 7:11:06 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper

I’m not sure I get your point. Everything we need is here. Why do we want to be in a different location.

I understand the principle of diversification but we aren’t getting to another star system and being in the asteroid belt isn’t going to really help us if things to seriously wrong in the Sol system.


10 posted on 02/13/2013 7:22:30 PM PST by DManA
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To: DManA
Dinosaurs got wiped out because they were here, and not in space as well.

We don't have to go to other star systems to maintain life off of the planet. We do it now, in a small way, and mine a bif planet (Earth) with a deep gravity well to provide humanity's needs off the planet.

Cheaper to mine those resources from a shallow gravity well asteroid.

We're at early days yet. When the eastern US was still young and pretty open, people still migrated west, even though they had everything they needed where they were.

/johnny

11 posted on 02/13/2013 7:34:05 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: DManA
Everything we need is here. Why do we want to be in a different location.

I missed one very important point.

We are losing one resource that can be found on frontiers, even if those frontiers are difficult.

Freedom.

/johnny

12 posted on 02/13/2013 7:43:44 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Every where we go, there we are.


13 posted on 02/13/2013 7:47:48 PM PST by DManA
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To: JRandomFreeper

The history of the world is a narrowing freedom. The unanswered question is how did this bolus of freedom find a home in N. America from 1776 to (I don’t know) 1930?


14 posted on 02/13/2013 7:53:15 PM PST by DManA
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To: Dallas59

“More than enough money”

You have to factor in the collapse of heavy metals markets. When platinum goes down to 40 an ounce and car parts are made from iridium, they won’t be worth a hundred trillion.

I think we should pursue asteroid mining, don’t get me wrong- it’s the only path to the stars or viable extraterran colonies.

Plus I think coffee would taste great from a platinum pot, and what would rhenium steel guitar strings sound like?


15 posted on 02/13/2013 7:54:40 PM PST by DBrow
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To: DManA
I'd say closer to 1912, but that's the era +/- 20 years.

I have struggled with that question. A few things I came up with are:

We were founded by a group of people that left their home country seeking freedom (to worship how they liked). I don't know of any other mass migration in history searching for freedom, except perhaps, Jews re-establishing Israel.

Our isolation, and the frontiers were wide open until around 1900 or so. Freedom could be found over the hill, and government couldn't effectively control us because of logistics.

I continue to study the issue.

/johnny

16 posted on 02/13/2013 8:03:00 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Neat topic.


17 posted on 02/13/2013 8:15:55 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: Jet Jaguar
Freedom from government oppression is a very dear topic to me.

I think it needs more formal study.

Many of those that have established private companies to mine asteroids are partially motivated by a search for freedom.

/johnny

18 posted on 02/13/2013 8:27:33 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: brytlea; cripplecreek; decimon; bigheadfred; KoRn; Grammy; married21; steelyourfaith; Mmogamer; ...

Thanks Dallas59. An ‘extra, extra’ to APoD members.


19 posted on 02/13/2013 8:38:29 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: VeniVidiVici

LOL...I remember plopping a lot of quarters into that machine! That was a great game. The interactive physics really fascinated me.


20 posted on 02/13/2013 9:24:39 PM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

Here’s a gravity toy to play with. . .

http://www.nowykurier.com/toys/gravity/gravity.html


21 posted on 02/14/2013 12:26:52 AM PST by deks ("...the battle...liberty against the overreach of the federal government" Ken Cuccinelli)
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To: Dallas59

Thanks for the links.


22 posted on 02/14/2013 5:13:01 AM PST by 2001convSVT (Going Galt as fast as I can.)
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To: DBrow

The mining Unions would make sure that stuff costs a trillion dollars../s


23 posted on 02/14/2013 3:19:23 PM PST by Dallas59 (America died a little bit more on 11/6/2012)
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