Canada tries to hold back the gold rush to space mining. Bob Zimmerman

Aug 30, 02:54 AM
433 Eros
is a stony asteroid in a near-Earth orbit

This picture of Eros, taken on February 14, 2001, shows the view looking from one end of the asteroid across the gouge on its underside and toward the opposite end. In this mosaic, constructed from two images taken after the NEAR spacecraft was inserted into orbit, features as small as 120 feet (35 meters) across can be seen. House-sized boulders are present in several places; one lies on the edge of the giant crater separating the two ends of the asteroid. A bright patch is visible on the asteroid in the top left-hand part of this image, and shallow troughs can be see just below this patch. The troughs run parallel to the asteroid's long dimension. (Mosaic of images 0125971425, 0125971487)

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Canada tres to hold back the gold rush to space mining. Bob Zimmerman