The Pysche asteroid is unique: it is made of various metals, some of them very valuable. NASA is going to take a look…
After a year’s delay due to the pandemic, the NASA has approved the launch of the pyche mission for the month of October. The objective is explore the asteroid Pysche, which hides a wealth of 10 trillion, or 10,000 trillion dollars.
Ending world poverty is easy: just travel to the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter, and mine the asteroids. There are precious metals enough for each inhabitant of the Earth pockets 100,000 million dollars. As it is.
That would cause a different world economic catastrophe, but that’s another story. The fact is that there are asteroids that hide a fortune, and Pyche is one of them.
Pyche, the 10 trillion dollar asteroid
what does Pyche so special? Unlike most asteroids, which are rocky, Pyche is a metal asteroid 222 kilometers in diameter. made up almost entirely of iron and nickelin addition to precious metals like platinum.
It was discovered in 1852, and from a scientific point of view it is very interesting because some experts think that was the core of a planet the size of Mars.
From the monetary point of view, the metals contained in a ball of 222 kilometers in diameter, It would be worth $10 trillion. That is 90 times the economic wealth of the Earth.
The pyshe missionwith a budget of almost 1,000 million dollars, aims to send this probe to the asteroid:
The probe has no hook and no treasure chest to bring home some riches. But asteroid mining will be part of the terrestrial economy in a few decades.
for now, Pyche settles for studying aspects such as the composition, density, gravity, and interior structure of the asteroidas explained by New Atlas.
The pyche mission will take off this October. But it will take time to reach the asteroid 5 years and 10 months, using a motor driven by solar energy. The reason is that It is 370 million kilometers away, more than 1,000 times the distance to the Moon.
So you will have to be patient. Pyche, the 10 trillion dollar asteroidwill soon reveal all its secrets.