Asteroids: How Love, Fear, And Greed Will Determine Our Future In Space
by Martin Elvis
- General Interest
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Space’s most dangerous and useful objects
Human travel to study asteroids is an enormously expensive and unforgiving endeavor. So why go? In this accessible and authoritative book, astrophysicist Martin Elvis argues that the answer comes down to love, fear, and greed.
Elvis’s personal motivation is one of scientific love—asteroid investigations may teach us about the composition of the solar system and the origins of life. A more compelling reason may be fear of a dinosaur killer–sized asteroid hitting our planet. Finally, we should consider greed: asteroids likely hold vast riches, such as platinum deposits, and mining them could provide both a new industry and a funding source for bolder space exploration. Elvis shows how these motives intersect and help one another.
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|Release Date:||August 5, 2021|