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Saturday, July 25, 2020

Psyche 16 is nestled between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter and is made of solid metal. As well as gold, the mysterious object is loaded with heaps of platinum, iron and nickel.


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In total, it's estimated that Psyche's various metals are worth a gargantuan $10,000 quadrillion.

That means if we carried it back to Earth, it would destroy commodity prices and cause the world's economy " worth $75.5 trillion " to collapse.


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NASA: "We meant to do that. Get used to it."

#1 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2020-07-25 04:53 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Being scared of not needing money is something only poor people do.

Stockholm Syndrome is an inheritable trait.

#2 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-07-25 04:57 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1


The aliens will save us from ourselves in keeping NASA from reaching this valuable piece of rock.

#3 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2020-07-25 05:02 PM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 1

We should name the asteroid "Ron Paul". We just convince conservatives we can now go back to the gold standard and the missions are funded.

See? Science is easy.

#4 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2020-07-25 05:16 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

But if a corporation did it they would be intrepid entrepreneurs executing a stroke of genius.

I say do it.

#5 | Posted by jpw at 2020-07-25 06:49 PM | Reply

The probe will launch in 2022 and get there in 2026. Will scan the asteroid for 2 years. NASA thinks it's mostly iron and nickel.

Don't Panic!

#6 | Posted by REDIAL at 2020-07-25 08:21 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"carried" back to Earth could impact our orbit or the moons how? Where is this supposed to be mined - off planet and how close and with what regard for debris and the ruination of our surrounding space? What kind of mining accidents wipe out all life? Those made "after asteroid ownership was made legal in 2015". This is weaponizing mistakes and using the privatizing mindset by it's own admission would destroy the economy several times over. Mistake upon mistake.

#7 | Posted by redlightrobot at 2020-07-26 06:06 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Goofy FOX crap.

#8 | Posted by Angrydad at 2020-07-26 10:27 PM | Reply

Idiotic? WHat's more idiotic, exploring space or giving value to a metal because it is shiny? Grow up.

#9 | Posted by Brennnn at 2020-07-26 11:01 PM | Reply

It might destroy metal commodity prices but it would be a boon for the economy.

#10 | Posted by bored at 2020-07-28 04:36 PM | Reply

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