What is 16 Psyche?

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A recent study has found that this asteroid could be
made entirely of metal and is worth an estimated
$10,000 quadrillion — more than the entire
economy of Earth.


● It is an asteroid which orbits between Mars and Jupiter.
● Located around 370 million kilometres away from Earth in the asteroid belt.
● First discovered in 1853 and was named after the ancient Greek goddess of the soul, Psyche.
● Images from NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has shown that the surface may mostly comprise iron and nickel, similar to the Earth’s core

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