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16th Feb '18 10:39:12 AM Unicorndance
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* ''VideoGame/MoshiMonsters'' has a character called Wally Warpspeed whose occupation is to mine Cosmic Rox (valuable explosive gems). One of the places he mined from is an asteroid.
2nd Feb '18 7:02:07 PM nombretomado
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* The original purpose of Cielo in NexusGate.

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* The original purpose of Cielo in NexusGate.''Roleplay/NexusGate''.
4th Jan '18 2:05:19 PM Random888
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* Spacely's Orbiting Ore Asteroid from ''[[WesternAnimation/TheJetsons Jetsons]]: TheMovie''. The plant is fully automated, so there aren't actual miners, however.

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* Spacely's Orbiting Ore Asteroid from ''[[WesternAnimation/TheJetsons Jetsons]]: TheMovie''.''WesternAnimation/JetsonsTheMovie''. The plant is fully automated, so there aren't actual miners, however.
20th Nov '17 6:00:19 AM CosmicFerret
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* The backstory for ''DeadSpace'' cranks this up to a whole other level: instead of asteroids, massive capital ships are sent out to crack open and mine ''dead planets''. The plot explores what happens when one of these planets turns out to be less dead than originally thought...

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* The backstory for ''DeadSpace'' ''Franchise/DeadSpace'' cranks this up to a whole other level: instead of asteroids, massive capital ships are sent out to crack open and mine ''dead planets''. The plot explores what happens when one of these planets turns out to be less dead than originally thought...
11th Oct '17 8:40:24 PM Tacitus
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** A short story in ''The Illustrated Star Wars Universe'' describes [[Literature/TheCallistaTrilogy Durga the Hutt's]] efforts to mine the asteroid field in the [[Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack Hoth system]]. His engineers came up with massive automated mining ships that could be loosed to harvest asteroids quickly and efficiently. Unfortunately when the first two Automated Mineral Exploiter vessels were first activated, they immediately detected and proceeded to carve into some fantastically rich sources of metal - [[GoneHorriblyRight each other]]. Quoth the engineers, "We should point out that ''mechanically'', these massive haulers performed flawlessly."
16th Sep '17 6:04:24 PM nombretomado
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** It probably seems like an insanely risky venture that requires enormous initial investment. ''It is''. Among the company's founders you have Creator/JamesCameron ([[Series/SouthPark the greatest pioneer!]]) and [[Website/{{Google}} Larry Page]].

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** It probably seems like an insanely risky venture that requires enormous initial investment. ''It is''. Among the company's founders you have Creator/JamesCameron ([[Series/SouthPark ([[WesternAnimation/SouthPark the greatest pioneer!]]) and [[Website/{{Google}} Larry Page]].
9th Aug '17 6:18:44 PM nombretomado
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* Also featured in ''{{Freelancer}}'', where it's not quite so boring.

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* Also featured in ''{{Freelancer}}'', ''VideoGame/{{Freelancer}}'', where it's not quite so boring.
11th Jun '17 3:35:12 PM Bissek
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* The novel ''On to the Asteroid'' has a private company send an automated drive system to an asteroid with the intent of shifting the asteroid from its original orbit to a lunar orbit, which would make mining it economically feasible. Unfortunately, the drive breaks down during a maneuver, causing the asteroid to end up on a collision course with Earth.

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* The novel ''On to the Asteroid'' has a private company send an automated drive system to an asteroid with the intent of shifting the asteroid from its original orbit to a lunar orbit, which would make mining it economically feasible.feasible (the premise of the series the novel is in being that expanded privatized space exploration has resulted in spaceflight to low orbit more feasible). Unfortunately, the drive breaks down during a maneuver, causing the asteroid to end up on a collision course with Earth.
7th Jun '17 12:21:36 PM Tacitus
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* In the first expansion to ''VideoGame/GalacticCivilizations II'', asteroid mining ships could build and upgrade mining bases in your systems' asteroid belts, boosting production on nearby worlds. Those damn SpacePirates loooove them.

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* In the first expansion to ''VideoGame/GalacticCivilizations II'', asteroid mining ships could build and upgrade mining bases in your systems' asteroid belts, boosting production on nearby worlds. Those damn [[GoddamnBats Goddamn]] SpacePirates loooove them.love to blow them up.


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* Implied in ''VideoGame/{{Stellaris}}'' when you build mining stations is asteroid belts. Additionally, it's possible to come across fleets of ancient mining drones that outlived their creators and continue to harvest minerals from asteroids. Depending on your civilization's ethics you can quietly observe them to try to learn their techniques, attack and tear them apart for resources, or trace their communications to discover some mineral-rich planets. They also pose an early-game danger, as the drone fleets will try to "mine" your ships if you get too close.
8th May '17 12:15:25 PM Leporidae
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* The ship that lands on Halley's Comet in Creator/DavidBrin & Creator/GregoryBenford novel Literature/HeartOfTheComet isn't just there to mine for valuable material -- it's full of scientists who want to study the makeup of the comet and what it can tell them about the formation of the solar system.
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