What are Meteorite?
When asteroid breaks due to some reason, a small piece of it gets separated from them, which is called meteoroid. When these meteorites reach close to the earth, they burn as they come in contact with the atmosphere and we see a light that looks like a shooting star, or a falling star, but they are not really stars. It is not necessary that every meteorite gets burnt as soon as it comes to the earth. Some large-sized meteorites also land on unburned earth and are then called meteorite. NASA’s Johnson Space Center maintains a collection of meteorites found in different corners of the world and by studying these, the layers of astroids, planets and our solar systems are opened.
Which Meteorite Are Precious?
Meteorites are priced in grams. They can also cost from $ 0.50 to $ 1000 per gram. There is a big reason for the difference in price. Only rocks and dust-laden meteorites do not cost much and they usually attract only those interested in science. On the other hand, such Meteorites, in which metals are found, their prices may be more than gold. They become even more rare, especially when made out of the unique metal of the universe outside the earth. The Meteorite that has fallen in Indonesia is 4.5 billion years old and has been described as a CM1 / 2 Carbonaceous condrite which is quite rare. So its price has been put at $ 857 per gram i.e. Rs 63,587 while the price of gold is around Rs 52,100 at the moment.
How does the price increase
Apart from their structure, a big reason for their being valuable is the interest of collectors. People collect these. Especially the incident of their arrival on earth is like a story in itself which people want to remember. The interesting thing is that the price of such Meteorites is even higher which people have seen falling on the earth or they have fallen on top of something.
Reveals the secrets of the universe
Meteorites are a source of curiosity for people who are interested in space. There are many secrets hidden in them. From their origin, from which direction they are coming, every aspect can give information about the universe. Scientists resort to meteorites to discover how life began and whether there is a possibility of life elsewhere. Sometimes by getting elements like Earth on them, one hopes to get answers to important questions about the origin of life on Earth, sometimes elements found in other parts of the universe.
Most precious asteroids
The amount of wealth on the Asteroid 16 Pysche can be gauged from the fact that NASA has planned a robotic mission under which its spacecraft will discover iron, nickel and gold once it reaches there. According to Forbes magazine, the amount of metal in this asteroid can be as much as 10, 000 quadrillion ($ 10,000,000,000,000,000,000) more than the economy of the world. Inside it, not just rocks, metals are present, so its value is so high. Planetary Scientist at the Southwest Research Institute in San Antonio, Dr. Tracy Baker, ‘We have asked for meteorites that are mostly metal but Psyche is unique because it can be made entirely of iron and nickel.’