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Trillionaires Still Earth-Bound

Very nicely done video on asteroid mining - will it mint trillionaires?

As I've often mentioned, the first real reference to the idea of asteroid mining as far as I know comes from Garrett P. Serviss' 1898 story Edison's Conquest of Mars:

I shall never forget the sight, nor the exclamations of wonder that broke forth from all of us standing around, when the yellow gleam of the precious metal appeared under the "star dust." Collected in huge masses it reflected the light of the sun from its hiding place.

Evidently the [asteroid] was not a solid ball of gold, formed like a bullet run in a mould, but was composed of nuggets of various sizes, which had come together here under the influence of their mutual gravitation, and formed a little metallic planet.
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