News Archive / Tagged: Asteroid
New NASA mission could solve mystery of asteroid Psyche’s waterTomasz NowakowskiJanuary 10th, 2017
Although Psyche is thought to be made of metal, scientists have recently found the presence of water on this minor planet. The new findings could be confirmed and further studied by a newly announced NASA mission – also named Psyche.
NASA selects Lucy and Psyche for next Discovery missionsPaul KnightlyJanuary 4th, 2017
NASA announced in a news release its next Discovery-class missions will be Lucy and Psyche. The missions will study an array of unexplored asteroids, with Lucy embarking on a tour of Jupiter's Trojan asteroids and Psyche setting course for the metallic asteroid 16 Psyche.
PANIC lander could revolutionize asteroid researchTomasz NowakowskiDecember 20th, 2016
A U.S.-German team of researchers has proposed to develop a micro-scale, low-cost surface lander for the in situ characterization of an asteroid. The tiny spacecraft, called the Pico Autonomous Near-Earth Asteroid In Situ Characterizer (PANIC), could be a breakthrough for the scientific community, offering simple and cheap solutions for asteroid research.