An Asteroid Could Be Worth A Few Quintillion
There could be an asteroid out there that is worth about $10 quintillion, or more than all of the combined economies on Earth, according to WILX.
The name of the asteroid is Asteroid 16 Psyche. The asteroid is one of the largest in the asteroid belts between Jupiter and Mars.
You're probably wondering why the asteroid could be worth so much money. The answer to that question is nickel and iron, which the asteroid is mostly made of.
“The Psyche mission will be the first mission to investigate a world of metal rather than of rock and ice,” the NASA website says. “Psyche offers a unique window into the violent history of collisions and accretion that created terrestrial planets.”
How many zero's are in a quintillion you ask? It's 19 to clear up any confusion.
The asteroid could be the start of an early planet.
Scientists are studying the asteroid in hopes to better learn about Earth's core.
Nasa is hoping to launch an unmanned spacecraft to the Asteroid in August of 2022. However, that spacecraft won't actually get there till 2026.