What Is The Mission Of NASA To Gold Asteroid The Psyche 10 Quintillion Value Of Metals

By Sudhakar Yadav July 23, 2023 7:14 PM IST

You must have heard the term trillion dollar economy many times. These days the discussion of trillion dollar economy is in full swing in India. Shortly before, India has become a 3 trillion dollar economy. Right now there are four such countries in the world, whose size of economy is more than that of India. It is possible that in the midst of intense discussion about the trillion dollar economy, a question may have arisen in your mind that what will be the size of the economy of the whole world and is anything beyond that also possible? Today we will discuss some such questions.

This new update of NASA

NASA has given an update about one of its new space missions on Friday. This mission is different from the previous missions. This time NASA’s target is not to visit the moon or Mars or any other solar system, but it is to study an asteroid. NASA estimates that the value of that asteroid is 10 quintillion dollars.

So much bigger than the GDP of the whole world

10 quintillion dollars is a very big figure compared to the economy of all other countries including India, so big that even the economy of the whole world together does not stay anywhere near it. It can be understood in such a way that the size of the economy of the whole world is estimated to increase to about 113 trillion dollars this year. There are 10 lakh trillion in 1 quintillion, which means that to match the value of the asteroid NASA is going to study, the GDP of the whole world will have to be 1 lakh times bigger.

stock of precious metals

Talking about asteroids, they are like a big rock. The species of dinosaurs on earth had ended due to an asteroid. The asteroid that NASA is going to study is named 16 Psyche. This asteroid is 173 miles wide. NASA believes that this asteroid is made of metals like gold, iron and nickel, that is why its value is so high.

Will this work satellite

A report by Business Insider states that NASA’s satellite 16 will spend 26 months in Psyche’s orbit and collect many important information, which can later be useful in asteroid mining. It is interesting that in this mission of NASA, the world’s richest person Elon Musk is also involved. Only the rocket of Elon Musk’s company will take NASA’s satellite to space.

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