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from Mail Online

Former car salesman has made $10million by selling pieces of the moon

Dennis Hope, 66, from San Fransisco, claims he exploited a loophole in the UN Outer Space Treaty to claim ownership of the moon, and has been selling land there since 1980.

from the Guardian

Asteroid mining could be space’s new frontier: the problem is doing it legally

The 1967 Outer Space Treaty decrees that outer space, including the moon and other celestial bodies, “is not subject to national appropriation by claim of sovereignty”. Lawyers could soon be poring over that 48-year-old document as space mining becomes a reality. Some asteroids contain valuable minerals such as platinum.

from Mail Online

The cities that never sleep: Spectacular night-time photos of Europe taken from the space station that show London's lights shine brightest

Stark contrast: The dark desolate lifeless desert of northern Africa and the Nile River teeming with life along its shores, and the Mediterranean beyond

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from Gizmodo

Why Scientists Have Been Scared of Space Germs for Almost 50 Years

The 1967 Outer Space Treaty was one of the few things the U.S. and the Soviet Union managed to agree on at the height of the Cold War. Among other things, it forbid both nations from bringing space microbes back to Earth, or spreading Earth germs to other planets.


SHOCK CLAIM: 'World will END' when poles flip and mega earthquake strikes TODAY

Ever since Apollo 11 landed on the moon, conspiracy theorists have suggested…