This artist’s concept depicts the asteroid Psyche, the target of NASA’s Psyche mission. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/ASU New University of Arizona research finds that the target asteroid of NASA’s Psyche mission may not be as metallic or dense as previously predicted. The widely studied metallic asteroid known as 16 Psyche was long thought […]

Technicians power on the main body of NASA’s Psyche spacecraft, called the Solar Electric Propulsion (SEP) Chassis, at Maxar Technologies in Palo Alto, California, in November 2020. Credit: Maxar Technologies Now just a year and a half from launch, the mission to explore a metal-rich asteroid will soon begin assembling […]