NASA announces 2 new asteroid missions

in newslink •  last year

NASA announced the selection of two new space missions, both to asteroids. The first mission, called Lucy, will study asteroids, known as Trojan asteroids, trapped by Jupiter’s gravity. The Psyche mission will explore a very large and rare object in the solar system’s asteroid belt that’s made of metal, and scientists believe might be the exposed core of a planet that lost its rocky outer layers from a series of violent collisions.

http://earthsky.org/space/2-new-asteroid-missions-lucy-psyche

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