Asteroid Mining for Resources

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Asteroid Mining for Resources

Mining asteroids for resources will prove invaluable to researchers back on Earth.

Mining asteroids for resources will prove invaluable to researchers back on Earth.

In September 2017, Arizona State University astrophysicist Dante Lauretta and his team launched the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft to Bennu, an asteroid that might offer secrets about the early history of the solar system.

In January of 2020, the craft successfully completed a flyover of its designated mining site; the probe will take its sample in August and then begin its three-year journey home.