mission to explore a asteroid, Which is about 370 million kilometers from Earth and hides a mineral wealth estimated at ten million euros, which is enough to make every inhabitant of our planet a billionaire, NASA is getting ready!
NASA said the mission was originally scheduled for this year, but was postponed due to delays in the delivery of flight programs and test tools.
If the mission is to begin in 2022, it could reach the asteroid called Psyche in 2024. It has a diameter of 210 kilometers, and its orbit around the Sun is located somewhere between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter.
However, the launch is expected to take place next year or 2024, so – due to the changing constellations – it will arrive in 2029 or 2030.
The asteroid is made of precious metals
NASA’s mission initially aims to explore the asteroid and at a later stage mine minerals that can be brought to Earth by spacecraft – although this is expected to take some time.
The soul is entirely made up of different metals such as iron, nickel and possibly even rare metals such as gold, cobalt, and platinum. According to Lindy Elkins-Tanton, principal investigator on Project Psyche, asteroid iron alone is worth more than the entire global economy. Researchers believe that the “spirit” is the core of a long-destroyed planet. Such asteroids have not yet been explored.
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