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Psyche 16, a gold asteroid


garikfox

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Here's a interesting read. If this asteroid crashed on Earth, it could make everyone a billionaire and collapse the Earth's economy. Crazy!

https://www.foxnews.com/science/nasa-headed-towards-giant-golden-asteroid-that-could-make-everyone-on-earth-a-billionaire

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4 hours ago, garikfox said:

Here's a interesting read. If this asteroid crashed on Earth, it could make everyone a billionaire and collapse the Earth's economy. Crazy!

https://www.foxnews.com/science/nasa-headed-towards-giant-golden-asteroid-that-could-make-everyone-on-earth-a-billionaire

I don't think the gold or the economy would really be an issue because if it crashed into earth it would most likely cause devastation world wide and at best possibly cause the next ice age!

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Being bored and doing some math, I came up with the asteroid has 260 ounces per ton of gold (16 Pounds of gold per ton).  The asteroid consists of .81% gold.  Psyche 16 is an asteroid 213 KM wide, which means a block of gold could be made out of it 7.3 km X 7.3 km X 7.3 km.

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