Friday, April 25, 2008

UA: Meteorites as space resources

Meteorites are samples of the larger planetary economic commodities and resources that humans will need as we explore and colonize the solar system, according to a presentation at last week's AAPG annual meeting in San Antonio, by a team from the UA Southwest Meteorite Center in Tucson. They argue that meteorites are natural resources that can provide food, water, fuel, shelter, radiation shielding, construction materials, etc.

Their poster presentation included spectacular meteorite samples and drew admiring reviews from the attendees. [right: Marvin Killgore, center, from UA-SMC describes meteorites and their uses to poster visitor]

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