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  • Yes, if there are resources.

    Yes, we should start mining asteroids if there are valuable rocks and minerals on the asteroids that would help us. There are no signs of life on other planets, so it would not be immoral to exploit natural resources that are on other planets. If anything, it is more ethical to mine an asteroid than resources on planet Earth.

  • Yes, resources and information from asteroids is important

    We should definitely be asteroid mining. The amount of knowledge we could attain would be priceless. Since we would also be getting precious minerals and metals there is a financial bonus to be had on top of the knowledge. Further, once we gain experience with asteroids we may be more likely to be able to control and avoid them later on.

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  • The UN says we can't

    According to part 1 of the united nations treaty of outer space section A. Treaty on Principles Governing the Activities of States in the Exploration and Use of Outer Space, including the Moon and Other Celestial Bodies, “The exploration and use of outer space, including the Moon and other celestial bodies, shall be carried out for the benefit and in the interests of all countries, irrespective of their degree of economic or scientific development, and shall be the province of all mankind.” so, unless you are a firm believer in the trickle-down theory of economics, asteroid mining,

  • No we shouldn't

    If NASA mines asteroids, that can be dangerous. If a robot lands on an asteroid near Earth, it could change the orbit of the asteroid and can hit Earth. Earth has the minerals and we don't need to go to space for that.
    Asteroids are continually moving so it would be nearly impossible or very hard to mine. How much time would it take for NASA just to go to space, mine, and then come back on Earth? Plus that there is no gravity in space? Not worth it. It would take too many resources for a robot to go to space and come back.

  • No we shouldn't

    If NASA mines asteroids, that can be dangerous. If a robot lands on an asteroid near Earth, it could change the orbit of the asteroid and can hit Earth. Earth has the minerals and we don't need to go to space for that.
    Asteroids are continually moving so it would be nearly impossible or very hard to mine. How much time would it take for NASA just to go to space, mine, and then come back on Earth? Plus that there is no gravity in space? Not worth it. It would take too many resources for a robot to go to space and come back.


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