Science fiction has always held a special place in my heart, and it might just be the same for you. If that is the case, then the mere mention of “space economy” probably incited chills down your spine.

This infographic takes into consideration the potential that space might offer. For example, do you know just how much money a single asteroid can generate? From water to platinum – asteroids might just be part of the answer to the finite resources of the Earth, which we all know are becoming depleted at a fast rate.

Whether or not the extraction of precious metals and other resources become economically viable, the prospect of massive financial gain may be enticing enough to encourage private enterprises to seek their place in the space economy.

Guest Post by:  Julie Dodd, who has always been in love with science fiction and fantasy. She reads, watches, and plays anything under these genres that she can get her hands on. She is also an avid enthusiast of infographic design.  Click the image below to see the large version.