Asteroid Mining & Solar System Expansion1 min read


This video looks at Colonizing Space by examining the idea of Asteroid Mining and setting up colonies on Asteroids.

 

Asteroid Mining 101

 

Isaac Arthur explores the science as well as practical issues of engineering, economics, legality, and psychology of asteroid mining. C-type asteroids, the most common asteroids, are discussed along with their water consistency.

Arthur explains,

“It is worth remembering that back when Earth formed as a big ball of molten rock most of the metals sank to the core. This did not happen with these small asteroid of course, and wouldn’t matter if it did since most asteroids are not big and are incredibly easy to mine; at least, if you ignore them being millions of miles away in the radiation blasted airless void of space.”

 

In When Will Mining Asteroids Become Reality? the topic of space mining and Deep Space Industries is reviewed.