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Why Psyche is worth so much more than just cash

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You might have heard about a certain space rock that is orbiting in the asteroid belt carrying $10,000-quadrillion-worth of iron. That’s a 1 followed by 19 zeros.

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This asteroid is called 16 Psyche, and at about 140 miles wide (the length of Massachusetts), it’s one of the largest objects in the asteroid belt orbiting the Sun between Mars and Jupiter.