August 2021 - Psyche: Mission to a Metal World
Psyche: Mission to a Metal World
Time: 7 p.m. PDT (10 p.m. EDT; 0300 UTC)
Deep within the terrestrial planets, including Earth, scientists infer the presence of metallic cores, but these lie unreachably far below the planets’ rocky mantles and crusts. The asteroid Psyche offers a unique window into these building blocks of planet formation and the opportunity to investigate a previously unexplored type of world.
Dr. Lindy Elkins-Tanton, Principal Investigator, NASA Psyche Mission, Arizona State
Marc Razze, Public Services Office, NASA/JPL
Lindsay Mclaurin, Public Outreach Specialist, NASA/JPL