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Thanks to Russia and Luxembourg, We'll Be Space Mining for Mars

Science fiction is a lot more realistic than we give it credit for.

After all, we have self-lacing sneakers now and self-driving cars, so why not space mining? It's doable. Theoretically. We jest at the possibility for good reason, as we can go back years and laugh at the fact that Star Trek practically foretold the coming of the flip phone, but this has literally blown people away when Russia gave notice that they'll be joining this little country called Luxembourg on arguably the biggest thing to hit space technology since Curiosity and the colonization of Mars: mining.

Now Don't Let the Jaw Drop Too Much on Space Mining

It sounds cool, but really it's not. All it is, is just collecting nickel, cobalt and iron, materials pretty prevalent in asteroids. The point of mining these materials, though, is in preparation for colonization of Mars and of course other planets via interplanetary "gas stations."

Now you can geek out, because it does sound cool, like Deep Space Nine cool. We still, of course, have a long way to go before we end up seeing astronauts mining on slow-moving rock monsters in the sky, like what we saw with that ancient film called Armageddon with Ben Affleck, Bruce Willis, and Aerosmith's freakin' daughter.

What's even more amazing about this piece of news is that the first-ever legal regulations of space mining has been coming from that little country: Luxembourg. Who would've thought? And now Russia's joining that country in an effort to herald a new age of space travel. Go figure.

It was just this past January that Russian officials offered authorities in Luxembourg an actual agreement to cooperate on mining exploration in space. The fact that space law (that's right, there is such a thing now, and we should call it the prime directive or something cool like that) according to the 1967 Outer Space Treaty prohibited weapons of mass destruction in space, which is bad news for the Empire and the Death Star, as well as stating that all interstellar and cosmic space doesn't simply belong to one country or person, hence why Russia's so adamant about partnering with little Luxembourg. Aww.

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