Asterank 3D: A Visual Guide To Getting Rich In Space

Those big chunks of bare rock hurtling around the asteroid belt? They might be worth something. An interactive roadmap shows how to cash in.

By Emily Elert
Posted 12.17.2012 at 4:01 pm

Imagine it: trillions of dollars worth of precious metals, fossil fuels, and fresh water, just lying around waiting to be claimed by anybody with a little know-how and an adventurer’s spirit–any lucky person willing to travel a few million miles into the great black unknown, latch on to a big hunk of funny-shaped rock, and claim ‘em!

Asteroid mining may be down the road a piece yet, but that doesn’t mean it’s too early to start scouting. With that in mind, we give you Asterank 3D, the first visual guide to our solar system’s most valuable resources.

Read more: Asterank 3D: A Visual Guide To Getting Rich In Space | Popular Science.

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