February 24, 2024

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NASA’s Psyche spacecraft finds its ‘first light’ while zooming into a metallic asteroid (image)

NASA’s Psyche spacecraft finds its ‘first light’ while zooming into a metallic asteroid (image)

It was a big day for NASA’s Psyche spacecraft on December 4, the day the probe finally opened its eyes to the universe.

since release above a SpaceX Falcon Heavy In fact, the Psyche rocket was traveling across the universe in the dark, as scientists had not yet turned on the spacecraft’s solar-winged cameras. She is now on her way to study asteroid upon which it is named, 16 Psyche, which lies somewhere among our fellows Solar System Planets Mars and Jupiter. In short, this space rock is of great interest to planetary researchers because it is thought to have almost formed completely Metals, especially iron and nickel.