COURTNEY ZEITLER

Journey to a metal world

Psyche is the name of a failed protoplanet core, the NASA satellite being sent to study the asteroid, and the overall mission led by NASA and Arizona State University. The asteroid orbits in our very own asteroid belt (between Mars and Jupiter), and it is the first asteroid NASA will be studying that is entirely made of metal. By studying its components, make-up, and structure, we will learn how our very own Earth’s core was formed. As ASU students, we were tasked with making an interactive app and campaign for the mission to not only inform our peers about Psyche, but to keep eyes on the mission as it progresses over the next eight years.

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