I was reading an article over at Money.com called Profits Set To Soar In Outer Space and couldn’t resist passing along this paragraph:
The long-term possibilities are even more celestial. Ever heard of 3554 Amun? It’s a space rock about 2 kilometers in diameter that looks as if it might have fallen straight out of The Little Prince. There are three key things to know about 3554 Amun: First, its orbit crosses that of Earth; second, it’s the smallest M-class (metal-bearing) asteroid yet discovered; and finally, it contains (at today’s prices) roughly $8 trillion worth of iron and nickel, $6 trillion of cobalt, and $6 trillion of platinum like metals. In other words, whoever owns Amun could become 450 times as wealthy as Bill Gates. And if you time your journey right — 2020 looks promising — it’s easier to reach than the Moon.
With a reward that high, I just bet that somebody will try…and if you think you might be the one, here’s a good place to start