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Why Is NASA Sending A Spacecraft To A Metal World?

16 Psyche is a giant metallic asteroid floating between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter. Right now, NASA is working together with Arizona State University’s School of Earth and Space Exploration (SESE) to send an unmanned spacecraft to that asteroid. Why are they doing that? And, what makes 16 Psyche so special?

THIS IS COOL. I WANT TO LEARN SOMETHING ELSE, TOO!

Video via – TED-Ed
Further Readings And References @ Psyche Mission, SESE, An Asteroid That Is Worth $10,000,000,000,000,000,000 (Sparkonit)

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