Will Mining the Moon and Asteroids Be Worth the Trouble?

Payne Institute Faculty Fellow Angel Abbud-Madrid contributes to this article about how mining water, metals, and oxygen from the Moon and asteroids seems promising, but only if these space-based resources are reasonably accessible.  The new era of space exploration is opening entirely new possibilities, including the tantalizing prospect of mining for resources on the Moon and asteroids. Sounds exciting—and potentially very profitable—but the reality of the situation is that space mining is completely uncharted territory.   September 5, 2023.