Recently, a new study using the Hubble Space Telescope obtained a detailed picture of one of the most valuable asteroids known to us.
The asteroid is in the view of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), which is planning a 2022 exploration mission in collaboration with billionaire Elon Musk’s company SpaceX.
But what makes this asteroid so valuable?
It is a giant rock found in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter.
Various observations indicate that the soul was created Mainly metals And it is thought to be part of the nucleus of a planet that failed in creation.
If so, it may give us additional information on how the nucleus of the Earth and the nuclei of other planets formed.
We have seen other meteorites, which are mostly metal, but The uniqueness of the psyche is that it is made entirely of iron and nickelSays Tracy Becker, a planetary scientist at the Southwest Research Institute in Texas. To us.
Becker is part of a more recent investigation of the surface of the soul.
In addition to iron and nickel, the asteroid is believed to contain platinum and gold. All of these They are metals of great value.
Some estimates indicate that the total economic value of all psychic metals may be higher US $ 10,000 Quadrillion.
The value of the world economy in 2019 is taken into account US $ 142 billion According to the German data portal Statista, psych minerals are debatable About 70,000 times more.
Not surprisingly, Psyche is also known as the “Golden Asteroid”.