~ ~ What problem is raised in the article?Cooperation in space.Threats of climate change.Danger of drinking salt water.Lack of water supplies on Earth. According to the author, the information published in the US Geological Survey ismeant to …assure the nation that there is still enough of usable water.help to monitor the state of the country’s water resources.demonstrate the quality of water the nation uses.warn the public about the dangers of water pollution. The author thinks that outer space …is dangerous because of asteroids.is a source of important supplies.is not studied properly.should be colonized. According to the author, the space water sources may be used for …fuel production.water supplies for spaceships.moon exploration.the production of electricity. The Google and Microsoft (paragraph 9) are mentioned to …explain how Planetary Resources Inc. became famous.prove that asteroids can be commercially attractive.show that space research is important for computer science.prove that asteroids can interfere with the Internet. The expression “put the gears in motion” in “…it is wise to put the gears inmotion now” (paragraph 9) means …to explore.to begin.to move.to invest. What idea is stressed in the last two paragraphs?There is room for further achievements in space exploration.Asteroids are unique objects for scientific research.Only smart administration can manage space programs.International Space Station is the heaviest object in space. Time is Up!