Enough to make every human on the planet a billionaire.
The rock in question is the 124-mile wide Psyche 16 that sits in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter.
The asteroid was first discovered in 1852, and in August 2022, NASA plans to send a spacecraft to explore it.
What's unique about Psyche 16 is that it's not primarily comprised of rock and ice like most asteroids. Instead, it's a huge chunk of metallic iron and nickel (or so NASA believes). A team in California that did a heat-map study of the asteroid concluded that the surface alone is comprised of 30% metal.
Extrapolated out, that means the asteroid could be the largest treasure ever found. I guess we'll find out when NASA's spacecraft gets there in early 2026 (if we all survive the 2024 election, that is!).
Now if only we can figure out a way to either transport back the raw material or get Bruce Willis mine the asteroid without things going horribly, horribly wrong.
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