NASA to explore space rock worth so much money it would DESTROY world economy
The 200km-wide asteroid, named Psyche, is currently orbiting the sun between Mars and Jupiter.
It is made up of various precious metals such as iron, nickel and gold.
Experts believe the iron alone in the rock would be worth $10,000 quadrillion – enough to cause the world’s economy, worth $73.7 trillion, to promptly collapse altogether.I can see how it might destroy iron, nickel, cobalt, gold, and platinum mining--if you could figure out how to extract it. (But cheap metals would provoke an economic boom) But how do you land the pieces? ISIS, we have a gift for you, every week, for the next century, or until you come to your senses. It is believed that Sudbury, Ontario's nickel is extraterrestrial in origin:
The Sudbury Basin, which is the world's second-largest impact crater, was likely formed by an enormous comet that battered Earth more than 1.8 billion years ago, new research suggests....
Ever since miners discovered rich deposits of copper, nickel, palladium and other valuable metals there in the 1880s, scientists have wondered how the giant hole in the Earth came into existence, said study co-author Joseph Petrus, an earth sciences doctoral candidate at Laurentian University in Sudbury.As I mentioned a few weeks ago, nickel-iron is very tough, tougher than stainless steel. Also, how do you cut something that can turn or move away from any force? Reaction thrusters can start it turning, and perhaps the inertia of it would allow cutting, but if it has that much inertia, it will be a lot of energy to get it spinning, I think.