Asteroids sling through space, celestial debris of diverse origins: leftovers from the formation of the solar system, broken offshoots of parental asteroids, or comets that have lost their glow. For the first time in a popular book, Patricia Barnes-Svarney discloses how some asteroids - rich in precious minerals such as gold and platinum - may one day be lassoed and mined by man. She also explores how the natural resources that abound in some asteroids could possibly support human life, leading to their colonization and use as space stations. One day, too, they may reveal to us the secrets of the origins of life.
Series: Earth Destroyer or New Frontier?
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 1st August 2003
Publisher: INGRAM PUBLISHER SERVICES US
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.0 x 14.0
Weight (kg): 0.35
Edition Number: 1