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Asteroids Will Fuel Space Travel

Extracting resources from space rocks could prove critical for future space travel. But is it legal?

Heavenly commodities.

Photographer: Ye Aung Thu/AFP/Getty Images

NASA has so far identified about 12,000 space rocks orbiting in Earth's cosmic vicinity. A small but ambitious group of investors has a novel plan for these celestial neighbors: They hope to mine them for fun and profit.

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