The US space agency NASA has discovered an asteroid that is completely made of iron. There is so much iron in it that if it is brought to the earth and sold, every person living on the earth will get around 1 billion pounds.
NASA has named this asteroid 16 Psyche. The total cost of iron on this entire asteroid is about 8000 quadrillion pounds.That means 15 zeros behind 8000.
8000 quadrillion pounds (8,000,000,000,000,000,000 pounds) means that every person on earth will get 1 billion pounds i.e. 9621 crore rupees. This price is the iron present on that asteroid.
NASA has asked for help from Space X owner Elon Musk to start a mission from his spacecraft to test the iron on this asteroid. NASA says that there is no plan to bring this asteroid closer to the Earth. But going to this, a plan is being made to test its iron. If Space X sends a robotic mission from its spacecraft to this asteroid, it will take seven years for the spacecraft to go there study iron and come back.
The diameter of this asteroid is 226 km. It revolves around our sun in five years. Its one day is 4.196 hours. The asteroid weight is only about 1 percent of the weight of the Earth’s moon. But this entire asteroid is made of iron. It exists between Mars and Jupiter.
NASA find iron asteroid that can make us all billionaires : Images – NASA