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Google CEOs funded a new company to mine asteroids.

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Google sitting CEO Larry Page and former CEO Eric Schmidt -- along with director James Cameron, Ross Perot Jr., and others -- have funded a new company: Planetary Resources Inc.

Its mission: mine asteroids, "add trillions of dollars to the global GDP" and "help ensure humanity's prosperity."

I guess Internet moguls consider space to be the final frontier.

Still, I dig that mission.

Drudge mocks them.

I disagree with Drudge. I think there's a big future in HEAVY METAL.

Here's what we know about the plans of Planetary Resources:

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