2018-11-27 03:04:11 Source: Lanzhou Daily
The exploration of the universe is on the one hand to satisfy human curiosity. At the same time, people are also keen to benefit from the deep space resources.
"From now on, humanity committed over 200 activity & # 39; exploration in deep space. The utilization and development of space resources become a global hot spot, and the era of colonization asterojde come soon. " Yang Shen, a researcher at the National Center of Space Sciences of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, said.
Asteroid is ċelestiku body in the solar system that resembles Earth orbitanti sun but much smaller volume and mass than Earth. Asteroids that are closer to the Earth asteroids called near shores. In addition, there is asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter, and about 90% of known asteroids located in the asteroid belt.
Although they are small, their number is great. It is estimated that there are probably millions of & # 39; asteroids in the solar system. For asteroids, people do not know enough about it. "More than 60% of & # 39; asteroids, not received detailed spectral information about it, and some even have spectral data, but its analysis remains & # 39; only the surface composition and do not know the composition his house. " Yang Zhen said that currently there are very rare If resources or precious metals on asteroids still some controversy.
But results & # 39; preliminary findings also do people excited. Scientists estimate that Amun, the asteroid 3554 b & # 39; & # 39 diameter, about 2.5 kilometers, can & # 39; containing more than $ 20 trillion & # 39; platinum and other metal deposits. The 252-kilometer asteroid 16 Psyche, whose mineral value is considered an astronomical figure: $ 1019.
If you want colonises the asteroids, early exploration is essential. In fact, the United States, Europe and Japan all have programs & # 39; exploring their own asteroid, and made some projects & # 39; exploration. More and more small countries and & # 39; medium-sized enterprises plan to manage projects & # 39; deep exploration. At the same time, more and more capital & # 39; venture and private companies are focusing on the exploration of deep space, in order to minimize and use the resources of the asteroid. This means that the era of colonization asterojde arrived.
□ According to Science and Technology & # 39; Daily