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By Steve Herschbach
"NASA recently announced it's latest endeavor: Explore a giant metal asteroid the size of Massachusetts. Made up of mostly nickel and iron, the giant hunk of space metal is about three times further away from the Sun than Earth.
Psyche is both the name of an asteroid orbiting between Mars and Jupiter — and the name of a joint NASA/ASU mission to visit that asteroid. The mission was chosen by NASA for one of its series of low-cost missions to solar system targets. The spacecraft will likely launch in 2020 and travel to the asteroid using solar-electric (low-thrust) propulsion. After a six-year cruise, the mission plan calls for 20 months spent in orbit around the asteroid, mapping it and studying its properties."
More at http://www.sfgate.com/news/science-environment/article/NASA-to-explore-asteroid-made-of-10-000-10860219.php