Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Strange Asteroid, Thought to be Made Almost Entirely Out of Metal

NASA would like to get the go ahead to visit one of the stranger asteroids in the Solar System.

Asteroid Psyche is 155 miles across and the going consensus is that Psyche is the core remnants of a proto-planet that experienced a catastrophic collision that stripped away its outer layer of rock leaving the core exposed.

NASA would like to send a robotic craft, much like the Dawn Explorer which is working its way towards the proto-planet Ceres, to explore Psyche. 

NASA is hoping that the green light for this project will be granted in  2015.

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