Tuesday, March 30, 2021 – 9:24 | Last Updated: 30 03 2021 – 9:24
The American Aeronautics and Space Administration took the first step towards space mining. Asteroids in the Solar System can destroy the world economy. Because the economic value of the asteroid, on which NASA wants to extract the precious metals by sending spacecraft, is 10 thousand quadrillion dollars.
The next move of the American Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) could mean the collapse of the world economy. Because NASA has taken an important step for space mining.
200 KILOMETER WIDTH
This step of NASA could destroy the world economy. Because the 200 kilometers wide asteroid worth 10 quintillion (10 thousand quadrillion) dollars is more valuable in the entire world economy.
MORE VALUE THAN A GLOBAL ECONOMY
The total value of our planet’s global economy is only about 75 trillion dollars.
There are precious metals such as iron, nickel, gold, platinum, copper, cobalt, iridium, and redium embedded in the meteorite in question.
HOW TO BE BROUGHT TO THE WORLD?
NASA, who wants to send a spacecraft to the asteroid, does not yet know how to bring the valuable materials here to our planet.
However, with the developing technology, it is expected that the cost of space travel will decrease and space mining will become widespread.
Only once material has been brought to Earth from a meteorite so far. Japan Space Agency’s Hayabusa spacecraft was able to deliver a few pieces of dust to Earth from the 25143 Itokawa asteroid in 2010.
Scientists are considering bringing asteroids closer to Earth with solar-electric ion engines to facilitate material transport.
With this method, it is possible to collect meteorites in orbit as a rock group and to create a second Moon.