We have not identified the origin of gold, alchemists of many centuries ago could not find a way to turn iron into gold, there is a hypothesis that gold comes from stellar collisions … But once we have enough gold to be rich, we probably won't care where the wealth of wealth comes from.
Falling money from the sky is real: scientists have discovered a gold meteorite worth US $ 700 billion, or US $ 700 billion. If the Universe mining race broke out, then the gold mass suspended in this space would be the biggest motivation.
It is called Psyche-16, flying in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter, carrying enough gold on itself to "give away" to every person on Earth nearly $ 1,000,000,000,000 – $ 1 trillion . The amount of metal in the meteorite – including gold, silver and nickel – is indeed too imaginative. But no one believes in the mass of gold in the Universe until we prove its existence.
NASA is planning to do so, will launch the project in 2022.
The amount of gold marketed each year is too small compared to what the Universe can bring. In the next decade, if you want to dominate this rare metal trade, people will have to reach for the stars.
The golden fever of the 21st century
Can we extract gold from a large meteorite? This billion-billion-dollar question needs a lot of new and answered industries, such as space travel and rocket research, the mining industry and many other related industries.
Talking to the news site Outerplaces, Professor John Zarnecki, chairman of the Royal Astronomical Society, estimates it will take 25 years to "Obtain evidence of meteorite exist", And it took another 50 years to start operating the gold mining line.
The two prerequisites for this project to succeed: the economic potential of any party involved and how advanced astronaut technology is. The United States is not the only country watching the gold meteorite, other economic powers also cook their own plans.
According to Mitch Hunter-Scullion, founder of the UK-based meteorite mining company, this will be a new explosion in the mining industry.
"When you have the infrastructure, the chances you get will be almost endless"Hunter-Scullion said. "A huge amount of wealth is waiting for someone brave enough to face the new challenge, which will appear in the meteorite fever.".
The Psyche-16 may be the new Holy Grail, which will be the target of the current space travel industry. But science will not stop, the endless journey of discovery will only stop temporarily at the golden meteorite block.
What is the current meteorite mining market?
We already own a separate market of this new industry. According to calculations by Allied Market Research (AMR), by 2025, the estimated market value will reach USD 3.8 billion.
Value comes from new cosmic missions, cash flows to invest in space mining technology, new 3D printing capabilities and an ever-increasing new structure. According to AMR, although missile design accounts for 4/5 of total industry income and will continue to dominate until 2025, meteorite mining will be the most explosive. People began to realize the benefits of going to the universe to search for precious metals.
Not only is the remarkable Synthesis-16, other mineral-rich asteroids are also in sight. The asteroid belt in our Solar System has other bright candidates, like a 200 meter long meteorite and worth $ 30 billion based on the amount of platinum it has on you.
Who will be the first to "rack up" the money lumped in the air?
China claims to take the upper hand in the new mining race. We all know they have a reason to boldly assert it.
America has a different perspective on space travel. NASA focuses heavily on space exploration and scientific missions, while China aims to "eat out", building a short-term space economy.
Europe has just begun to open a new gold mine in Romania, but still closely follows the development of the meteorite mining industry. Earlier this year, the European Space Agency (ESA) announced a partnership with ArianeGroup, the parent company of Arianespace, to realize the Moon's mission in 2025. They are seeking to exploit the Moon.
Since 2016, small Luxembourg has witnessed the emergence of 10 new space mining companies. Part of them headed for the Moon, the rest eyeing meteorites flying around the Earth.
Photo taken from the probe before touching the meteorite surface.
Japan's iSpace, a cosmic private enterprise plans to launch the moon satellite in 2020, and is expected to land on the surface by 2021. Last September, Japan also lowered Successful wing probe to the meteorite surface.
Anyone who touches the billion-dollar gold block 750 million kilometers from Earth will become the largest gold holder in the Universe.
Refer to Reuters