steve_wmn: Cost to catch it $400 Billion, Retail value $195 Billion. Net Profit: -$205 Billion. But the technology we develop to catch it will spin off into lots of wonderful things like better lacrosse sticks or something.
StopLurkListen: This Looks Fun: Hmm...FTA: "The asteroid... could be worth up to $195 billion in metals and propellant....if 2012 DA14 contains 5% recoverable water, that ... might be worth as much as $65 billion. If 10% of its mass... is easily recovered iron, nickel and other metals, that could be worth... an additional $130 billion.... It measures some 50 meters wide, neither very large nor very small, and is probably made of stone, as opposed to metal or ice."http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asteroid#Composition
AcneVulgaris: What could possibly go wrong?
PsyLord: Just tell the bugs to lob one closer to us next time./yes, I would like to know more
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