How Much is an Asteroid Worth? Not as Much as You Think (or a Lot More)

This article was originally posted on Inverse. By Jacqueline Ronson ost of the time, people imagine the Earth as basically self-contained. It’s a discrete planet, orbiting around the sun along with the other planets in an ordered system. But the more astronomers look to the skies, the more we learn about the enormous quantity and variety of space junk that shares this space with us — and collisions are an unavoidable conclusion. Pluto was demoted from planet to dwarf planet because scientists started noticing a lot of space rocks that looked more like pluto than Earth or Jupiter — there

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