A bill introduced in Congress could be an important step in clarifying property rights in outer space. The ASTEROIDS Act says that resources obtained from asteroids legally belong to the company or other entity that extracted them, but it has some kinks to work out, such as the legal definition of an "asteroid."

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Other kinks might be the fact that "Congress" only applies to the US, and not, you know, the entirety of space...