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NASA Psyche ‘s launch of the SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket has been postponed until 2023.

NASA says that its mission to the asteroid 16 Psyche will no longer be able to be launched in 2022 after engineers could not check the readiness of the spacecraft’s software. What could be a delay of a few weeks or months will have major consequences for the mission, extending its cruise phase – the …

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NASA forced to abandon the planned launch of the Psyche Asteroid mission for 2022

The illustration of this artist imagines a violent collision at the beginning of Psyche’s history. Credits: ASU / Peter Rubin Mars for a gravity assist on the way there, takes incredible precision. We must get it right. Hundreds of people have put remarkable effort into Psyche during this pandemic, and the work will continue as …

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Asteroid Psyche Composition

Incredible new maps of the asteroid Psyche reveal the ancient world of metal and rock

Astronomers from MIT and elsewhere have mapped the composition of the asteroid Psyche, discovering a surface of metal, sand and rocks. Credit: Screenshot courtesy of NASA The asteroid’s diverse asteroid surface suggests a dynamic history, which could include metal eruptions, asteroid earthquake shocks and lost rock mantle. Later this year,[{” attribute=””>NASA is set to launch …

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Astronomers have discovered the most detailed map of the Psyche of the metal asteroid

Astronomers have discovered the most detailed map of the Psyche of the metal asteroid

If you want to do a forensic study of the solar system, you might head to the main asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter. There you can find ancient rocks from the early days of the solar system. There in the cold vacuum of space, far from the Sun, asteroids are mostly untouched by space …

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