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  1. Crowdfunded ARKYD Space Telescope Lets You Put Your Face in Space, Take Space Selfies

    I'm probably not ever going to space, but for $25 I can make a space telescope take my picture? You've got yourself a deal.

    Asteroid mining company Planetary Resources has a new venture on their hands, and they've turned to Kickstarter to fund it. They want to launch the ARKYD, a space telescope that's not only crowdfunded, but actually crowd controlled. They've already hit their goal, but there's still time to fund it for some sweet rewards like time controlling the telescope, and a very affordable option to have a photo of you displayed on the ARKYD while it takes a space selfie with your picture and the Earth as the background.

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  2. Planetary Resources Announces Its Plan to Mine Asteroids

    After speculation from last week, the star-studded supporters of the company Planetary Resources announced their intention to begin mining asteroids for water and precious metals. While an audacious claim to begin with, the company doesn't stop there: Planetary Resources says it will launch its own fleet of spacecraft, bring in billions in precious metals, and even sell water from space-based depots. This just got even more exciting.

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