While the 250g scoop will be assessed mainly to provide insights on our galaxy, it makes the idea of mining shooting stars for raw materials just a little less hypothetical. The International Energy Agency has found that current mining plans are insufficient for the global 2050 net zero target. “Polymetallic nodules”, which can be found on the deepest and flattest parts of the ocean floor, are most promising.
On Tuesday, September 26, the U.S. stock markets closed significantly lower, with the Dow hitting its lowest since March amid weak consumer confidence and fears of persistent inflation and rising interest rates. The Conference Board’s consumer confidence index fell to 103 in September. All sectors of the S&P 500 ended in the red, with utilities and consumer discretionary stocks experiencing the largest declines. Amazon.com, Inc (NASDAQ: AMZN) saw a 4% drop in its stock on Tuesday as it faced leg
On Monday, September 25, the U.S. stock markets gained, breaking a four-day losing streak. In the S&P 500, energy led with a 1.3% increase, followed by materials which rose by 0.8%. Consumer staples, however, declined by 0.4%. Investors are now looking to economic data and insights from the Federal Reserve to gauge potential interest rate trends. The Dow Jones Industrial Average increased slightly by 0.13%, closing at 34,006.88. The S&P 500 rose by 0.40%, ending at 4,337.44, while the Nasdaq Com