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While we worry over the depletion of the earths natural resources, the pollution of our planet, and the challenges presented by the earths growing population, billions of dollars worth of metals, fuels, and life-sustaining substances await us in nearby space. In this visionary book, noted planetary scientist John S. Lewis explains how we can mine these precious metals from the asteroids, comets, and planets in our own solar system for use in space construction projects. And this is just one of the possibilities. Join John S. Lewis as he contemplates milking the moons of Mars for water and hollowing out asteroids for space-bound homesteaders—all while demonstrating the economic and technical feasibility of plans that were once considered pure fiction.

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"While we worry over the depletion of the earths natural resources, the pollution of our planet, and the challenges presented by the earths growing population, billions of dollars worth of metals, fu"

Synopsis:

s and the pollution of earth, uncountable dollars worth of metals, fuels, and life-sustaining substances await in nearby space. In this book, noted planetary scientist John S. Lewis reveals that vast amounts of these important substances are locked away--for now--in the asteroids, comets, and planets of our own solar system. Photos.

About the Author

John S. Lewis, author of Rain of Iron and Ice, is professor of planetary sciences and codirector of the Space Engineering Research Center at the University of Arizona-Tucson. He has chaired international conferences on space resources and is a globally recognized expert on the subject.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780201328196
Author:
Lewis, John S.
Publisher:
Basic Books (AZ)
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Research
Subject:
Astronomy
Subject:
Astronomy - Universe
Subject:
Outer space
Subject:
Astronomy - General
Subject:
General science
Subject:
Space mining.
Subject:
Outer space Exploration Research.
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Helix Book
Publication Date:
19970931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
274
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 14.1 oz

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"While we worry over the depletion of the earths natural resources, the pollution of our planet, and the challenges presented by the earths growing population, billions of dollars worth of metals, fu"
"Synopsis" by , s and the pollution of earth, uncountable dollars worth of metals, fuels, and life-sustaining substances await in nearby space. In this book, noted planetary scientist John S. Lewis reveals that vast amounts of these important substances are locked away--for now--in the asteroids, comets, and planets of our own solar system. Photos.
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