- Dec 1, 2023
Psyching out Psyche – Gut-Checking the Asteroid Miner’s Paradise
Sent skyward earlier this month, NASA’s outbound Psyche spacecraft is making its way to a unique asteroid of the same name. The asteroid is supposedly sporting a metal core that some space miners hungrily value at many trillions of dollars. The object is viewed as a mother lode of high iron-nickel metal.
By August 2029, the Psyche spacecraft will begin to orbit the space rock – the only metal-class asteroid ever to be explored.