Mankind just got another reason to go to outer space. There is a rare asteroid, the size of Massachusetts, orbiting between Mars and Jupiter, worth about $100 million.
The rare, called 16 Psyche, was actually discovered in 1852, but NASA’s Hubble Telescope finally brought the inhabitants of the earth closer.This new research was published this week in Journal of planetary scienceIndicates that the composition of asteroids is critical to its astronomical value.
In order to make this touted number clearer, when written in its entirety, it has a zero line that can almost extend to the asteroid itself. That is 10,000,000,000,000,000,000 US dollars. This makes Psyche’s market value 70,000 times higher than the global economy. The market value in 201
Saiyk is 140 miles in diameter and seems to be made entirely of iron and nickel. This metal structure distinguishes it from other asteroids, which are usually composed of rock or ice.
Planetary scientist and author of the new paper, Tracy Becker, said: “We have seen meteorites. Meteorites are mainly metallic, but Seck may be unique because it may be an asteroid made entirely of iron and nickel. .” In a statement.
So, how did expensive asteroids become? According to Becker, “Psyco” is likely to be the remaining core of the planet, which was never properly formed because it was hit by objects in the solar system effectively losing its mantle and crust.
The asteroid is currently about 230 million miles from Earth in the main asteroid belt of the solar system, orbiting between Mars and Jupiter. And, not surprisingly, NASA plans to visit it again. The US government plans to launch a Psyche spacecraft in 2022 to further study asteroids.
If they can kindly bring the asteroid back, everyone on Earth, 7.5 billion of us, will receive approximately $1.3 billion.