NASA ‘s 2022 target also has an asteroid called 16 Psyche, which is estimated to contain 10,000 quadrillion worth of minerals .
Scientists, moving in the immediate vicinity of the Earth, 1986 DA and 2016 ED85He analyzed two asteroids named after him for the value of their mines. The asteroid named 1986 DA was found to contain approximately $11.65 trillion (approximately 100 trillion TL) worth of precious metals.
The meteorite, called 2016 ED85, is also thought to be rich in minerals. However, researchers are reluctant to make an accurate estimate due to limited data on this meteorite.
MORE THAN ALL RESERVES IN THE WORLD
According to the analysis, the 2016 ED85 is 1.7 kilometers; The 1986 DA is 3 kilometers wide. The two meteorites, which are stated to be quite rich in metals, are thought to contain more iron, nickel and cobalt than all metal reserves on Earth.
In addition, the two asteroids are located in the “Near-Earth Asteroids” class, which also includes the Amor asteroid group.
These rich meteorites “could be possible targets for asteroid mining in the future,” according to the analysis published in the peer-reviewed scientific journal The Planetary Science Journal.
Space mining is gaining interest in the scientific community because experts believe it could cost-effectively provide the minerals needed for a Moon or Mars-based colony, Independent Turkish reported. Because if cosmic mines can be used, the building materials necessary for bases to be established on other planets will not need to be sent from Earth.
CONTAINS MINERALS VALUE OF 10 THOUSAND DOLLARS
And also NASAIt also plans to launch a spacecraft in 2022 that will mine an asteroid called 16 Psyche. It is claimed that this meteorite contains 10,000 quadrillion dollars worth of minerals.
Two small meteorites evaluated in the new NASA-funded analysis were also labeled “Mini Psyches.” Because scientists think that these meteorites broke off from a larger asteroid similar to 16 Psyche.
It is even possible that these are the cores of planets that developed in the early stages of the universe and disintegrated for some reason.
‘LIKE A PRIZE’
Therefore, the study of “Mini Psyches” will guide NASA’s 2022 mission. Considering the proximity of these celestial bodies to Earth, it will be easier for scientists to study them.
“Discovering these Mini Psyches so close to Earth is a reward,” said Vishnu Reddy, lead author of the study at the University of Arizona.
Our analysis shows that both nearby meteorites have surfaces that contain 85 percent of metals such as iron and nickel. Only 15 percent of these surfaces are made of silicate material, that is, normal rock.