Psyche Inspired: T. M. S. (formerly Aurelia L. Waller)

Institution: Arizona State University

Major: Astronomical and Planetary Sciences

Psyche Inspired Class: 2020-2021

Reflections on Psyche Inspired

Reflections on Project 1: Welcome to 16 Psyche 2050!

Welcome to 16 Psyche 2050!

Aurelia L. Waller

November 13, 2020

Major: Astronomical and Planetary Sciences

Genre/Medium: multimedia, visual arts, CAD

About the work: This multimedia presentation is meant to get people excited for the current mission to (16) Psyche, as well as to push beyond imagination and to reach to make dreams reality in human spaceflight to asteroids. I hope you enjoy watching!

Reflections on Project 2: Draw Your Mission to (16) Psyche

One page of the full storybook. This page says

Draw Your Mission to (16) Psyche

Aurelia L. Waller

February 10, 2021

Major: Astronomical and Planetary Sciences

Genre/Medium: Photoshop, pencil, poster board, CAD, GPS; Bandlab

About the work: Draw Your Mission to (16) Psyche (downloadable PDF) is about giving the reader space to create their journey with what Dr. Lindy Elkins-Tanton thinks are the most important things about the Psyche mission that people should know. It is meant for everyone to feel included. I hope this book accomplishes this goal. An audio file accompanies the booklet to listen to while one works.

Reflections on Project 3: Some Science of the Psyche Mission

Some Science of the Psyche Mission

Aurelia L. Waller

April 2, 2021

Major: Astronomical and Planetary Sciences

Genre/Medium: acrylic Paint, Black Canvas (Stop Motion Video, BandLab, GarageBand, iPhone)- for the Aston Motion Video

About the work: This painting is of the Psyche spacecraft’s multispectral imager and X-band high gain antenna. The two instruments are on different sides of the spacecraft, so a split image was chosen to demonstrate the two instruments collecting data. We are not sure what to expect from Psyche, so the information gathering process is still continuing.The painting is also meant to be changed and/or build upon with other canvases, or anything else the imagination holds.

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Reflections on Project 4:
Psyche Science Goals and Objectives (Asteroid Chillin’)

Psyche Science Goals and Objectives (Asteroid Chillin’)

Aurelia L. Waller

June 14, 2021

Major: Astronomical and Planetary Sciences

Genre/Medium: BandLab, Clips, iMovie, Paint 3D

About the work: “Psyche Science Goals and Objectives (Asteroid Chillin’)” is a song with a fun twist talking about Psyche’s science goals and objectives. I thought it would be neat to bring music to a STEM list.

Psyche Science Goals
– Understand a previously unexplored building block of planet formation: iron cores.
– Look inside terrestrial planets, including Earth, by directly examining the interior of a differentiated body, which otherwise could not be seen.
– Explore a new type of world. For the first time, examine a world made not of rock and ice, but metal.

Psyche Science Objectives
– Determine whether Psyche is a core, or if it is unmelted material.
– Determine the relative ages of regions of Psyche’s surface.
– Determine whether small metal bodies incorporate the same light elements as are expected in the Earth’s high-pressure core.
– Determine whether Psyche was formed under conditions more oxidizing or more reducing than Earth’s core.
– Characterize Psyche’s topography.

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