It's unlikely that there's anything on the planet that is worth the cost of shipping it back
- Privatized mining on both Mars and the Moon is likely to occur in the next century
Moon rock on display at US Space and Rocket Center, Huntsville, AL (Big Think/Matt Carlstrom)In 1973, NASA valuated moon rocks at $50,800 per gram –– or over $300,000 today when adjusted for inflation. That figure doesn't reflect the value of the natural resources within the rock, but rather the cost of their extraction.
It's an asteroid, it's a comet, it's actually a spacecraft?
- It's pronounced: oh MOO-uh MOO-uh.
- It's well known that abusive comments online happen to women more than men
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