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Gold's naked shorts may have to rely on NASA's asteroid exploration

Section: Daily Dispatches

Space Gold Rush: NASA to Explore Asteroid 16 Psyche, Which Is So Valuable It Could Crash the World's Economy

By Margi Murphy
The Sun, London
January 18, 2018

NASA is planning a mission to an asteroid so valuable it could cause the world's economy to collapse.

The mysterious "metal world" was formed during the turbulent birth of our solar system.

It is valued at L8,072 quadrillion ($10,000 quadrillion), according to Lindy Elkins-Tanton, the lead scientist on the NASA mission.

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But bringing back an asteroid of this value could completely wipe out the economy.

Fortunately, Nasa doesn't have the tech to lasso any soaring space rocks and drag them back to our planet. But the space agency is planning to visit it by 2023....

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