NASA is getting ready to study an asteroid that is literally a floating goldmine.
The asteroid, named ‘Psyche 16’, contains enough precious metals to make everyone on Earth a billionaire. Researchers estimate its worth at roughly $700 quintillion.
Now NASA is launching a probe to get a closer look at Psyche 16. It will launch sometime next year and arrive in the year 2026.
What should we do with this ‘goldmine’ asteroid? Could ‘deep space’ mining be the key to our resource and energy problems?