The Psyche mission launched today, on its way to rendezvous with the asteroid of the same name in 2029.
NASA’s newest mission is bound for the metallic asteroid of the same name. The metal-rich rock offers us a view of asteroid interiors.
A new study of asteroid 16 Psyche suggests that ferrovolcanism, volcanoes that spewed molten iron, might have been present on this object.
The Psyche mission to asteroid 16 Psyche had its launch date pushed up — and will now arrive well before originally planned.