Psyche Mission : Launched
NASA has launched a spacecraft called ‘Psyche’ on a six-year mission to study a unique metal-rich asteroid also named ‘Psyche.’
- This asteroid orbits the Sun between Mars and Jupiter.
- The primary goal of the Psyche mission is to explore the iron core, a previously unexplored aspect of planet formation
- For the first time, the mission will examine a celestial body primarily composed of metal rather than rock and ice.
- It aims to gain insights into the internal structure of terrestrial planets, including Earth, by directly studying the interior of a differentiated body, which would otherwise remain hidden.