This thing is an asteroid; a big 20 mile long rock floating around in space. It’s called Eros and it hangs out near Mars.
Not much to look at. Pretty boring right?
What if I told you there’s $30 trillion of gold in that thing? That’s more gold than has ever been mined in human history. That’s twice the size of the U.S. economy.
It’s true, and it gets even better. This little hunk of space rock is loaded with thousands of tons of other valuable metals such as platinum, zinc, silver, iron, aluminum, and all kinds of other stuff.