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We Could Mine The Asteroid Belt

#23 We Could Mine The Asteroid Belt

As mentioned before, Mars is in between the Earth and an asteroid belt, it is relatively close to the asteroid belt which is great news for possible mining.

Dactyl is Mars’ moon that orbits an asteroid named Ida. Asteroid Ida is particularly small with 1.4 kilometers in diameter, it has been classified as a stony-iron meteorite and has possibly been around for billions of years.

If this little asteroid was mined it would have more iron to outlast humanity’s existence thus far.

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