Asteroid Psyche Is The Most Metal Of Space Rocks, but not Worth $10,000,000,000,000,000,000
There's a lot of stories about asteroid 16 Psyche being worth ridiculous amounts of money based on its mineral content. And the truth is that yes it probably has more accessible gold than most places in the solar system, it's still an inaccessible rock in the middle of the asteroid belt.
But it's still a fascinating rock in the middle of the asteroid belt.
Asteroid Filled With Gold And Most Expensive Things in Space
What are asteroids? And what's the difference between asteroids, comets, and meteors? When you think of asteroids, if ever you ever do, don’t just picture rocky celestial bodies, flying somewhere between the planets. Asteroids are much more curious and unique. Did you know they can contain huge amounts of valuable elements? Or that some asteroids can be unimaginably expensive? It’s true! Asteroids come in a variety of shapes and sizes. One of the largest is Vesta. Its diameter is bigger than the length of the Grand Canyon. The smallest asteroid ever observed is smaller than a car. Scientists call asteroids minor planets because they are too small to be real planets and can’t be classified as comets. Asteroids orbit the Sun in the asteroid belt that lies between Mars and Jupiter. #brightside Other videos you might like:
If an Asteroid Falls in the Ocean, Will It Cause a Tsunami? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e96hbCGIZfc&
A Strange Object Has Visited Our Solar System And Confused Scientists https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7a9o3gbSAi8&
That's What'll Happen to the Earth In 1,000,000,000 Years https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=blf9PKCNXcs& Preview photo credit:
Artist's concept of the asteroid 16 Psyche, which is thought to be a stripped planetary core: By Maxar/ASU/P. Rubin/NASA/JPL-Caltech, https://solarsystem.nasa.gov/asteroids-comets-and-meteors/asteroids/16-psyche/in-depth
The animation is created by Bright Side. TIMESTAMPS:
How asteroids form 0:49
The Hoba meteorite 1:09
Jewelry could literally fall from the sky! 1:42
16 Psyche (the “golden” asteroid) 2:44
Can we mine asteroids? 3:52
The most expensive thing known 6:14 Music by Epidemic Sound https://www.epidemicsound.com/ Subscribe to Bright Side : https://goo.gl/rQTJZz
Our Social Media:
5-Minute Crafts Youtube: https://www.goo.gl/8JVmuC Stock materials (photos, footages and other):
For more videos and articles visit:
Inside NASA's Psyche Mission to Study a Metallic Asteroid
Join NASA Psyche Mission Co-Investigator Dr. Tim McCoy as he takes us on a journey from his first geology class to his current role as Curator-in-Charge of the US National Meteorite Collection at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History and his role on the Psyche Mission Science Team. Along the way, McCoy highlights the significance of studying a metallic asteroid and what it may be able to tell us about the formation of the solar system and our own planet. It’s the journey of a lifetime, and he didn’t want to miss it. Psyche is both the name of an asteroid orbiting the Sun between Mars and Jupiter — and the name of a NASA space mission to visit that asteroid, led by Arizona State University. For more information about NASA's Psyche mission go to:
This Metal Asteroid Could Reveal Secrets About Earth’s Core | Countdown to Launch
NASA and Arizona State University plan to send an orbiter to the Psyche asteroid, which is believed to be made mostly out of metal. This mission could be the key to understanding the inside of Earth's core.
» Subscribe to Seeker!http://bit.ly/subscribeseeker
» Watch more Countdown to Launch: http://bit.ly/CTLplaylist
Between Mars and Jupiter, you can find Psyche, one of the only asteroids that scientists believe might be made mostly of metal and researchers from NASA and and Arizona State University will be sending an orbiter to the asteroid for the very first time. Exploring Psyche’s terrain could be our only key to understanding what the inside of Earth’s core could be like. Visiting asteroids isn’t new to space exploration with Vesta, Ceres, Ryugu, and Bennu being some of the most recent mission destinations. And asteroids, for the most part, have been all the same; usually rocky, airless drifting through the cosmos as leftover debris from a chaotic beginning. But Psyche is different. “We’re pretty sure that it’s largely made of iron-nickel metal. And there are very, very few asteroids out in the asteroid belt that we think are made of metal or largely of metal,” Lindy Elkins-Tanton, Principal Investigator of the NASA Psyche mission, told Seeker Researchers suspect Psyche is an exposed core of a protoplanet, which is a planet in its early formation stages and it’s most likely that the asteroid lost its rocky exterior during violent collisions in the beginning of our solar system’s evolution...at least, that’s what scientists’ best assumptions are. And no one really knows what Psyche looks like beyond a speck of light, and so the 2022 Psyche mission will include sending back camera images of the asteroid so we can take a look at what a metallic body like this looks like. Find out more about this metallic asteroid and how the team of researchers plans to explore its terrain on this episode of Countdown to Launch. #Asteroid #Earth #Space #Science #Seeker #CountdownToLaunch Read More:
MISSION TO A METAL WORLD: Psyche
"Because we cannot see or measure Earth's core directly, Psyche offers a unique window into the violent history of collisions and accretion that created terrestrial planets. The mission is led by Arizona State University. NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory is responsible for mission management, operations and navigation." 16 Psyche
"Unlike most other asteroids that are rocky or icy bodies, scientists think the M-type (metallic) asteroid 16 Psyche is comprised mostly of metallic iron and nickel similar to Earth’s core. Scientists wonder whether Psyche could be an exposed core of an early planet, maybe as large as Mars, that lost its rocky outer layers due to a number of violent collisions billions of years ago." Instruments & Science Investigations
"The Gamma Ray and Neutron Spectrometer will detect, measure, and map Psyche’s elemental composition. The instrument is mounted on a 6-foot (2-meter) boom to distance the sensors from background radiation created by energetic particles interacting with the spacecraft and to provide an unobstructed field of view." ____________________ Countdown to Launch takes a deep dive into upcoming space missions from around the world. We interview the people involved and explore the science, innovation and technology that makes them possible. Seeker empowers the curious to understand the science shaping our world. We tell award-winning stories about the natural forces and groundbreaking innovations that impact our lives, our planet, and our universe. Visit the Seeker website https://www.seeker.com/videos Elements on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/SeekerElements/ Subscribe now! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=dnewschannel Seeker on Twitter http://twitter.com/seeker Seeker on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/SeekerMedia/ Seeker http://www.seeker.com/
GOLDEN ASTEROID - Most Expensive 1 000 000 000 000 $ Trillion
Did you know that diamonds sometimes just fall from the sky? Platinum, too. And nickel, and gold even. No, this is not a joke. It is indeed possible. Chemical composition of meteorites includes all kinds of substances. Some are quite valuable, although platinum is indeed rare among them. Typically, meteorites are just plain boulders – and this totally makes sense, because most likely they are fragments of ancient planets. Psyche 16 is the most expensive thing in the world. Space facts and science.
Imagine throwing a rock at a glass bottle – the swift motion of an arm, the whooshing sound, the glass shattering into dozens of shards. According to one theory, this is more or less how meteorites come to be, although on a different scale. Millions of years ago, a planet was silently making its way through the expanses of outer space. Suddenly it met another large celestial body and burst into pieces as a result of the collision. Larger fragments continued their existence as asteroids, and smaller ones became meteorites and meteors.
Each of these rocks has a trajectory of its own, determined by the collision. Of the billions of the planetary fragments flying through space, a few come close to Earth and even fall on our planet. #Gold #Asteroid #NASA #Psyche #Space #Expensive
NASA Psyche Mission: Journey to a Metal World
Psyche is both the name of an asteroid orbiting the Sun between Mars and Jupiter — and the name of a NASA space mission to visit that asteroid, led by Arizona State University. Join the Psyche team to explore why this mission was selected for NASA’s Discovery Program, how we’ll get to the asteroid, what we hope to learn from Psyche, and the importance of scientific discovery.
Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Arizona State Univ./Peter Rubin/SSL
16 Psyche - NASA Mission to A Giant Metal Core World
You can buy Universe Sandbox 2 game here: http://amzn.to/2yJqwU6 Hello and welcome to What Da Math!
In this video, we will talk about 16 Psyche Support this channel on Patreon to help me make this a full time job:
https://www.patreon.com/whatdamath Space Engine is available for free here: http://spaceengine.org
Enjoy and please subscribe. Other videos here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL9hNFus3sjE7jgrGJYkZeTpR7lnyVAk-x Twitter: https://twitter.com/WhatDaMath
Twitch: http://www.twitch.tv/whatdamath The video introduction made by Daniel Bates
His YouTube channel with more of his work is here: https://www.youtube.com/mroutrochannel The new music theme made by Bogdan Bratis
Check out his work here: http://www.bratis.uk/
NASA to send spacecraft to 16 Psyche asteroid
NASA is working to uncover the mystery behind an asteroid that may contain a priceless treasure trove of minerals. The space agency is planning to send an unmanned spacecraft to the chunk of metal known as 16 Psyche. Some scientists estimate its minerals could be worth $10,000 quadrillion dollars. Carter Evans reports.