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Mining robots key to colonizing Mars — Elon Musk

He envisions people living in big glass-carbon fiber domes on the surface, with additional areas mined out below the surface by robots for "industrial" uses.

Platinum and palladium markets to go into deficit in 2016: GFMS

GFMS forecasts the platinum market will return to a small deficit in 2016 and the deficit in palladium will deepen.

Huge Minnesota copper-nickel mine clears environmental hurdle

PolyMet says the NorthMet Project will annually produce 72 million pounds of copper, 15.4 million pounds of nickel, 720,000 pounds of cobalt and 106,000 troy ounces of precious metals.

NASA begins accepting applications from privates to mine the Moon

Space Agency in search of potential business partners as US government denies further funding.

VIDEO: Rosetta comet-chasing spacecraft wakes up

First spacecraft to land in a comet wakes up from 10 years of hibernation.

NASA wants your name in its first asteroid mission, leaving in 2016

Selected names will be etched on a microchip aboard the spacecraft headed to the asteroid Bennu in only two years.

Is space mining commercially viable?

A researcher from the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics says there are likely 'few' ore-bearing asteroids.