Scientists Map Strange Metallic Asteroid That NASA Spacecraft Will Visit

Planetary scientists have created a detailed new map of the asteroid Psyche, offering a tantalizing glimpse of the target for a NASA mission set to launch later this year.

from NASA psyche mission, named after its destination, aims to find out if the 140-mile-wide (225-kilometer) metal-rich asteroid is the exposed core of a protoplanet, as scientists theorize. Now, scientists on a mission have a new resource to consult.

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