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- Asteroid Eros (Mined 2061)
- Steel, wood, fibreglass, crystacal lamina, tube and strobe lights, filter gels, expanding foam, paint
- 145 x 49 x 118cm
In the 2,900 cubic kmsq of Eros, there is more aluminium, gold, silver, zinc and other base precious metals than have ever been excavated in history or indeed, could ever be excavated from the upper layers of the Earth’s crust. At today’s prices Eros is worth more than $20,000bn. (BBC News Online Science Editor Dr David Whitehouse, July 1999). Mining near-Earth asteroids may be feasible with known technology, although the associated responsibilities and economics are extremely complex.