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NASA targets this unique asteroid- not rock or ice, it's metal

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NASA is already studying an asteroid named Bennu under its OSIRIS-REx mission to better understand its characteristics. It even plans to return a sample of asteroid Bennu to Earth for detailed analysis.

While Bennu has proved very interesting, there is another asteroid that is on the radar of NASA and it is quite unique. NASA, under its Psyche mission, aims to target a unique asteroid that is orbiting the Sun between Mars and Jupiter.

What makes this asteroid different from others is that it appears to be the exposed nickel-iron core of an early planet, which is one of the building blocks of our solar system.

Yes, this asteroid is not made up of rocks or ice, it is totally metal.It will be the first mission designed to study a metal-rich asteroid by NASA which will help to understand a previously unexplored building block of planet formation - iron cores.

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