Asteroid called ‘16 Psyche’ could be worth US$10,000 quadrillion

This isn’t your typical space rock. The asteroid 16 Psyche, one of the most massive objects in the main asteroid belt orbiting between Mars and Jupiter, could be made entirely of metal, according to a study published this week.Even more intriguing, the asteroid’s metal is worth an estimated US$10,000 quadrillion (that’s 15 more zeroes), more than the entire economy of Earth.“We’ve seen meteorites that are mostly metal, but Psyche could be unique in that it might be an asteroid that is totally…

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