You may think the technology for mining asteroids is worlds away, but a new steller partnership between engineering corporation Bechtel and Planetary Resources will leave you over the moon.

According to senior project engineer at the University of New South Wales, Gordon Roesler, mining of asteroids will be feasible in the very near future.The minerals and resources collected will help build space-like petrol stations and moon dust constructions.So when is this venture expected to take us to infinity and beyond?

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