Asteroid Mining 101: Wealth for the New Space Economy by John S. Lewis

By John S. Lewis

John Lewis, popular writer of well known technology books, Rain of Iron and Ice, and Mining the Sky: Untold Riches from the Asteroids, Comets and Planets, has published his most recent ebook, Asteroid Mining a hundred and one: Wealth for a brand new area Economy. thought of to be the worlds’ most popular professional on Asteroids and close to Earth items, Dr. Lewis has created this entire consultant to Asteroid Mining.

The rising asteroid mining has tremendous bold intentions. it really is in the realm of threat that their paintings might herald a transformation in worldwide economics as profound because the business Revolution.

As should be anticipated, press studies facing asteroid mining were a variety of, ranging in scope from brief and breezy to extensive and severe, and in caliber from exact to impressionistic to easily uninformed.

There is sweet cause to be taken with what could be the largest game-changer in human fiscal background. and there's solid cause to seem heavily on the underlying technology and engineering that shape the root of this work.

“Almost every little thing that I care approximately so much are available in the pages of this awesome paintings: meteorites, comets, asteroids, robots, geology, mining or even spaceships. Dr Lewis is going into interesting info concerning the starting place and composition of meteorites, then takes us on a trip to the asteroids themselves. The reader starts off to know the brilliant clinical and fabric wealth looking ahead to us inside these rubble piles. Reading Asteroid Mining 101 made me are looking to seize my favourite pickaxe and wear a spacesuit. Be warned asteroids, we’re coming to get you!” --Geoff Notkin, technological know-how author and host of TV’s Meteorite Men.

Title and writer : Asteroid Mining a hundred and one: Wealth for the hot house financial system by way of John Lewis
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The peak brightness of the bolide exceeded that of the Sun. Hundreds of images of the fireball, many with excellent-quality position and direction documentation, have permitted accurate reconstruction of its entry trajectory. Many small meteorites were recovered from the landing area shortly after its fall. Solid materials will survive an aerial explosion if they are strong enough. The stronger the material, the more will survive, and the larger the surviving fragments will be.

Io is a rocky body with extensive sulfur volcanism, Europa has a thin ice shell surmounting a global ocean perhaps 50 km deep, and Ganymede and Callisto are mostly composed of ice. Ganymede is larger than the planet Mercury. Jupiter also has several small inner satellites that orbit between the top of Jupiter’s atmosphere and Io, and a vast population of small outer moons, some in prograde orbits (moving in the same sense as the planet’s spin) and some in retrograde orbits with periods longer than two years.

None are currently known to be on an impact trajectory, but most PHAs have yet to be discovered. A vibrant asteroid mining industry will help illuminate the deep dark and give us better warning of the still-unseen apocalyptic rocks headed our way. Scouting Missions Reveal the Unseen Small prospecting missions will begin to answer key questions about asteroid resources and asteroid threats. For example, the only detailed photographs of NEAs are of those 500 meters and larger in diameter. All of the photographed NEAs have been rubble piles, loose gatherings of boulders, pebbles and regolith (shattered rock) held together by the asteroid’s own weak gravity.

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