Asteroid mining could be against the law

Leave it to lawyers to ruin the party. Just a week after James Cameron and Google announced their plans to extract water and precious metals from nearby asteroids comes a warning from a space law expert who says the paperwork isn't quite done yet. We need to improve the legal framework, he says, before we start… » 4/30/12 3:30pm 4/30/12 3:30pm

It's Official: Planetary Resources Unveils Plans for Asteroid-Mining

A recently announced space venture backed by James Cameron, Google executives, and others isn't scheduled to formally announce its plans until later today, but as of late last night, the news is official: Planetary Resources, Inc. is fixing to do some asteroid-mining. Here's everything we know about the venture so far. … » 4/24/12 7:55am 4/24/12 7:55am