April 6, 2017
Bankers from Goldman Sachs hope to build an ‘asteroid-grabbing spacecraft’ to make billions from mining space metals.
The celestial objects are thought to be loaded with tonnes of precious metals and minerals, including pricey platinum, worth quadrillions on Earth.
A 98-page report from the banking investment company claims that mining asteroids for precious metals in the near future is a ‘realistic’ goal.
‘While the psychological barrier to mining asteroids is high, the actual financial and technological barriers are far lower,’ the report reads, according to Business Insider.
‘Prospecting probes can likely be built for tens of millions of dollars each and Caltech has suggested an asteroid-grabbing spacecraft could cost $2.6bn.’
This article was posted: Thursday, April 6, 2017 at 8:48 am