Psyche

Solar System

Psyche: A Metal-Rock World with Iron Lava?

New observations suggest the main-belt asteroid Psyche is an intriguing world, possibly one with volcanic flows of iron on its surface.

Spacecraft and Space Missions

Mission to Asteroid Psyche to Launch Earlier Than Anticipated

The Psyche mission to asteroid 16 Psyche had its launch date pushed up — and will now arrive well before originally planned.

Lucy and Psyche

Spacecraft and Space Missions

NASA's Lucy & Psyche Asteroid Missions

Last week, NASA announced two new missions set to explore the earliest remnants of the solar system: asteroid 16 Psyche and Jupiter's Trojan asteroids.

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