This piece is a simple representation of Psyche with an emphasis on rays of light surrounding the asteroid. The rays extending out from Psyche represent the many different angles from which the asteroid will be observed and analyzed. Lines from varoious angles are drawn to show the Psyche asteroid in all its glory.

Psyche Inspired Showcase – Cobalt Class

During the 2019-2020 academic year, 16 talented undergraduate artists from across the nation created a series of works inspired by the NASA Psyche mission.

Below, explore works by each artist and hear from the artists in their own words, or experience the art through the app or the 3D virtual gallery, and submit questions to our Instagram Q&A.


Welcome from Dr. Lindy Elkins-Tanton, Psyche Principal Investigator


Learn More About Psyche Inspired

Psyche Inspired is a program that brings undergraduate students from any discipline or major together to share the excitement, innovation, and scientific and engineering content of NASA’s Psyche mission with the public in new ways through artistic and creative works. ASU undergraduate Kaxandra Nessi is the student manager of Psyche Inspired. The application for new interns opens each summer. (Not an undergraduate? You can still contribute creatively through #PsycheSpaceCRAFTY!)

Take a look at our map that shows how the Psyche Inspired program has grown over the years!