Our next gold rush won’t be for gold, but it will be in space.

Asteroids can either be worthless or insanely valuable. There are some that are little more than rocky space refuse and some rich in carbon, water or metals like platinum and palladium—which you’d have to dig about 3,700 miles for on Earth. We can’t exactly sift through space or go through the galaxy using one of those metal detectors you always see someone getting false alarms with at the beach, but what we can do is go prospecting.

Read the full story by Elizabeth Rayne at SYFYWire.

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