re: space


NASA sets its sights on 16 Psyche, an asteroid containing $10,000 quadrillion in iron

  • Somewhere in the asteroid belt between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter, a giant asteroid measuring 130 miles in diameter orbits the sun.
  • The asteroid, 16 Psyche, is unique: While most have icy or rocky bodies, this one is made of primarily iron and nickel, much like Earth’s core.
  • All the iron on 16 Psyche could be worth around $10,000 quadrillion — or $10,000,000,000,000,000,000, or $10 quintillion. To put that in perspective, the combined gross domestic product of every country in the world totaled around $74 trillion in 2015.
  • Now, NASA is gearing up to send a spacecraft to 16 Psyche. Its goal is to better understand how Earth and other terrestrial planets came into existence and developed layers like cores, mantles and crusts. Read more (5/25/17)

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Humans are Weird

I’ve been reading a lot of these types of posts lately (Humans are Space Orcs, Humans are Space Australians, etc) and I want to contribute to it before it dies off.

What if aliens don’t have movies? They think that films are recordings of true events. Or something like that.

“What do you mean they’re still alive?”

“It was just an act you know. Here, you can see them in the outtakes.”

“Human-Steve please explain this we saw the blood and everything.”