posted on Sep, 1 2006 @ 03:03 PM
Here's a whacky idea: Send in self-replicating robots into the astetorid belt, and let them break all those useless rocks into iron. Then WE come in,
capture them and melt them into useful scrap metal. Of course, this is a recepie for disaster if it screws up, but if it doesn't we now posess enough
metal to build another planet, or send the same bots on anything we don't want coming our way, eg another asteroid.