New asteroid gold rush ‘could earn everyone on Earth £75 billion’

Some have predicted that the mineral wealth is so vast it could destroy our world’s economy





That’s what bankers Goldman Sachs reckon, anyway – and several companies are now vying to be the first into space.

NASA estimates that the total value of asteroids out there could be up to $700 quintillion – equivalent to £75 billion each for us here on Earth.

Several companies are now buidling the machines which will take us there – including Deep Space Industries, which is building a steam-powered thruster for spacecraft, the Guardian reports.

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