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    Can anyone explain to me why the present mining of gold, which has only limited practical use, on earth has any practical use? However, there are many other minerals and metals that would have many very practical uses in the asteroids.
     
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    Asteroids make excellent impact weapons.
     
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    Unfortunetly, like nukes, the after effects tend to be worldwide.
     
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    Sounds like this story is out of this world.
     
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