Gold, water and platinum: Australians lead the way towards asteroid mining boom


Australia will have asteroid mining before we have people living on Mars, according to leading Australian scientists.

And Australian National University astrophysicist Brad Tucker says the incentive is simple.

“You know why? Because there is money involved.”

Based at Mount Stromlo Observatory, Dr Tucker is part of a national research team developing a model for future Australian mining operation on asteroids.

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