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This week an asteroid passed by Earth worth an estimated 5 trillion dollars in platinum. Is it possible to mine precious metals in space?

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Watch Live As A Platinum Asteroid Worth Trillions of Dollars Flies Past Earth
http://www.iflscience.com/space/watch-live-platinum-asteroid-worth-trillions-dollars-flies-past-earth
"Spectroscopic analysis has revealed the composition of the asteroid, and made it a prime target for future asteroid-mining missions. It is approximately 452 metres by 1,011 metres in size."

What Are Asteroids Made Of?
http://www.universetoday.com/37425/what-are-asteroids-made-of/
"Asteroids are made of different minerals and substances. Their composition depends on which planet they may have originated from."

Asteroids: Structure and Composition of Asteroids
http://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Space_Science/Asteroids_Structure_and_composition_of_asteroids
"We find that asteroids are fascinating objects, varying in composition and shape. Nearly all asteroids are irregular in shape and heavily pockmarked by impact craters."
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