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Psyche Asteroid

to launch

For the first time ever, we are
exploring a world made not of rock or ice,
but of metal.

Image of the psyche spacecraft. Shows the plus shaped panels attached to the

Mission to a
Metal World

Deep within the terrestrial planets, including Earth, scientists infer the presence of metallic cores, but these lie unreachably far below the planets’ rocky mantles and crusts. The asteroid Psyche offers a unique window into these building blocks of planet formation and the opportunity to investigate a previously unexplored type of world.

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About Psyche Mission

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Where Are We Now?

A space mission typically has six phases, A-F. The Psyche Mission is currently in “Phase B,” which lasts until May 2019. In this phase, the mission is focused on preliminary design.

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Experience the Timeline

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NASA Psyche Mission
@NASAPsyche

Check out @NASAPsyche Inspired's Sophie Hullinger from @UM_Stamps & her piece "Psyche Origins". This video delves into the idea of a metal core of a protoplanet getting struck by asteroids. Watch it at https://t.co/JMJQtRcfe5 or below! https://t.co/x3Uq7mN1zZ

7 Dec 2018