Updated: 22-01-2017 17:43:02 IST
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has approved a mission to explore 16 Psyche, an iron-rich asteroid. As part of the mission, NASA craft will be launched in 2023, and will arrive at Psyche in 2030. The mineral contents on the asteroids are worth over 100-thousand times the value of the entire world economy. Key Facts Psyche asteroid has diameter in excess of 125 miles and is almost entirely composed of iron and nickel. Scientists believe Psyche to be a protoplanet i.e. its entire body consisting of what one day could be the core of a new planet. The spacecraft will be ru......Fri, January 20, 2017 - 04:43 PMMore..