Mining The Sky: Untold Riches From The Asteroids, Comets, And Planets (Helix Book)

Authors: John S. Lewis
Publisher: Basic Books
Keywords: planets, helix, comets, asteroids, untold, riches, mining
Pages: 274
Published: 1997-09-23
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0201328194     ISBN-13: 9780201328196
Binding: Paperback
List Price: 16.00 USD
  • Rating: 80%
While we worry over the depletion of the earth’s natural resources, the pollution of our planet, and the challenges presented by the earth’s growing population, billions of dollars worth of metals, fuels, and life-sustaining substances await us in nearby space. In this visionary book, noted planetary scientist John S. Lewis explains how we can mine these precious metals from the asteroids, comets, and planets in our own solar system for use in space construction projects. And this is just one of the possibilities. Join John S. Lewis as he contemplates milking the moons of Mars for water and hollowing out asteroids for space-bound homesteaders—all while demonstrating the economic and technical feasibility of plans that were once considered pure fiction.


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