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Submission + - Earth-buzzing asteroid could be worth big bucks: $195B if we could catch it (networkworld.com)

coondoggie writes: "The asteroid NASA say is about the half the size of a football field that will blow past Earth on Feb 15 could be worth up to $195 billion in metals and propellant. That's what the scientists at Deep Space Industries, a company that wants to mine these flashing hunks of space materials, thinks the asteroid known as 2012 DA14 is worth — if they could catch it."
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Earth-buzzing asteroid could be worth big bucks: $195B if we could catch it

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Once it hits the fan, the only rational choice is to sweep it up, package it, and sell it as fertilizer.

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