Japan Moves Closer to Mining Asteroids for Rare Minerals

This is one more step towards Japan becoming technologically capable of mining asteroids for rare minerals. That’s because the value of many asteroids are measured in the quintillions of dollars, which makes the market for Earth’s annual production of raw metals – about $660 billion per year – look paltry in comparison.

Japan Lands 2 Mini Rovers on Asteroid Ryugu


Japan’s ‘hopping rovers’ successfully land & send first images from Ryugu asteroid (PHOTOS)