Deep Space Industries intends mining for metals on an asteroid by 2015. The company is planing to find platinum, or other metals on asteroids, as they speed past Earth.
From Saturn, Earth would appear too small for Voyager spacecraft to make out any detail. Our planet would be just a lonely point of light. That pale dot, that’s home. That’s us. Earth is a grain of sand in the vast cosmic arena. Carl Sagan pointed out that “all of human history has happened on that tiny pixel (shown here inside a blue circle), which is our only home” (speech at Cornell University, October 13, 1994.) Watch the amazing video