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Mining in space may cost less than on Earth

Aussie graduate students put the cost at US$27b, against an LNG plant's US$54b

MARS, HERE WE COME: The costs of a two-way journey are considered uneconomic and the focus instead is on providing materials for industries operating in space to power the exploration and eventual colonisation of Mars (above).


GETTING a mine up and running on the moon or an asteroid would cost less than building the biggest gas terminals on Earth, according to research presented to a forum of company executives and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (Nasa) scientists.

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