Is thisAsteroid Worth More than $1 Trillion in Precious Metals?

No, it’s worth quite a bit more than that.

The $5 Trillion Asteroid — 2011 UW158

Somewhere, tumbling out in the cold recesses of space, there is an object which contains an unimaginable amount of platinum. In fact, the asteroid, 2011 UW158, contains $5 trillion worth of the rare metal. Measuring only about 2,000 feet long, the asteroid is extremely dense. In July of 2015, the asteroid was imaged as it flew relatively close to Earth by the Arecibo Space Telescope in hopes…