Unlimited Resources From Space – Asteroid Mining

Important Vocabulary Words From The Video


To collide is to come into contact with something. When two cars collide, they hit each other head on.

  • The truck collided with the car head on.
  • The ball collided with the player's hand head on.

Spaceships are vehicles that are used to travel through space. They are usually made out of metal and plastic, and they are powered by engines.

  • The spaceship was destroyed by the enemy spaceship.
  • The spaceship is going to explore the far reaches of space.

To vaporize something is to turn it into gas or vapor. Sometimes you might vaporize a drug in order to make it more available to the body.

  • The drug was vaporized in order to make it more available to the body.
  • The lamp was vaporized when the electricity went out.

Thrusters are a type of engine that is used to move a spacecraft or spacecraft vehicle. They are usually located on the back of the spacecraft or vehicle.

  • The thrusters are used to adjust the trajectory of the spacecraft.
  • The thrusters are used to slow down the spacecraft.

To nudge someone is to encourage them indirectly. You might nudge someone in the direction that you want them to go, or you might nudge them when they are about to do something that you don't want them to do.

  • The salesperson nudge the customer in the direction of the product.
  • The teacher nudge the students to get out of their seats and start working.

Colonizing is the act of moving into or taking over a new area. Sometimes people use the word to refer to the act of European people moving into new areas of the world.

  • The company is colonizing new markets, which is why they are so successful.
  • The European colonizers came to America to take over the land.

An anachronistic event is something that happens in the past, but is not appropriate or relevant in the present. For example, it would be an anachronistic event for a person in the modern world to dress in medieval clothing.

  • The museum tried to avoid being an anachronistic place by not displaying any old artifacts.
  • The politician used an anachronistic metaphor to argue his point.

A tailwind is a wind that is blowing in your favor. When you have a tailwind, it's easier for you to move faster and farther than usual.

  • The race was won thanks to a tailwind that supplied them with extra energy.
  • The wind was blowing in their favor, which made it easier for them to sail.

Quacks are people who are trying to sell something that is not really effective or that is dangerous. They often try to sell their products to people who don't really need them.

  • The quack is selling a useless product.
  • The quack is selling a dangerous product.