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Goldman Sachs is tipping investors on the trillion-dollar potential of asteroid mining

$2.6 billion

A space mission to capture a mineral-rich asteroid could cost about $2.6 billion, according to a 2012 report.

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$2.6 billion

An asteroid measuring 30 meters can carry up to $50 billion of the precious metal platinum.

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$2.6 billion

Goldman Sachs recently told clients that mining in space could become an industry worth trillions.

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$2.6 billion

But legal experts are unsure if asteroid mining is actually legal.

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Asteroids also carry other precious metals in the platinum group, including rhodium, palladium, and iridium.

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