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Space mining: A new Bellevue-based company has set its sights on extracting platinum, gold and other valuable resources from asteroids using robotics.

Dubbing themselves Planetary Resources, the company has some two dozen engineers and scientists working on compact space telescopes that would scan for promising targets, says co-founder Eric Anderson.

We found the idea of mining in space adventurous, to say the least. Can it be done? It certainly will cost a lot, but the investors are well-heeled.

Nevertheless, we’re curious what you think about sending bots into space to mine for valuable metals and such. Take our poll.