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FEB 06, 2016 - The Guardian

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Asteroid mining could be space’s new frontier: the problem is doing it legally

Extracting minerals in space will be costly and challenging, but the biggest difficulty may lie in a treaty over who owns the moonWhen Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong hoisted the Stars and Stripes on the moon, the act was purely symbolic. Two years earlier, mindful of Cold War animosity, the 1967 Outer Space Treaty (OST) had decreed that outer space, ...

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FEB 05, 2016 - Yahoo! News

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NASA says big asteroid could pass near Earth next month

By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - NASA is monitoring a 100-foot (30-meter) wide asteroid that could make a close pass by Earth next month but has no chance of hitting it, the U.S. space agency said on Friday. First spotted in 2013, the asteroid could fly as close as 11,000 miles (17,700 km) from Earth on March 5, ...

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FEB 04, 2016 - Wall Street Journal

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Asteroid to Pass Close to Earth in March

An asteroid could get as close as just 11,000 miles from the Earth surface when it passes by our planet on March 5. WSJ's Monika Auger reports. Photo: NASA

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FEB 03, 2016 - Wall Street Journal

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Luxembourg to Back Asteroid-Mining Ventures

The government of Luxembourg is putting its backing behind commercial asteroid mining less than three months after the U.S. enacted legislation that could foster such ventures.

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FEB 03, 2016 - The Guardian

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Luxembourg aims to be big player in possible asteroid mining

European nation to back research aimed at space race to open first commercial mine of valuable metals off planet EarthLuxembourg has declared its intention to blaze a trail in asteroid mining in the hope that it will reap lucrative returns. The small country’s government said on Wednesday it would invest in space mining companies and establish a legal framework to ...

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