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Talk by Dr Martin Elvis

“The biggest industry that could come into being in space is the mining of the asteroids. Enabling this to happen will lead to a new flourishing of astronomy and planetary science (love), will protect Earth from dinosaur-killer asteroids (fear), and will lead to a time of material abundance (greed). I will discuss how this all may come about.”

ASE members will join via Zoom and visitors can watch live on our YouTube channel.

Dr. Martin Elvis is an astrophysicist at the Center for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian and is an expert on the supermassive black holes we see as quasars. Concerned about the future of astronomy he has turned research on asteroid mining, covering both technical and legal/policy issues. Asteroid 9283 Martin Elvis is named after him. He is the author of “Asteroids: How Love, Fear, and Greed will determine our Future in Space” from Yale University Press.