Engineers at NASA’s Glenn Research Center have just conducted a crucial test of the thruster that will take the Psyche mission to meet a metal asteroid.
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NASA has announced the two missions that will make up Discovery 13 and 14, both of which are robotic missions to study the history of the early Solar System.
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Water has been showing up in all sorts of unexpected places in our Solar System, such as the Moon, Mercury and Saturn’s moon Ganymede. Add one more place to the list: Asteroid 16 Psyche. This metal-rich asteroid may have traces of water molecules on its surface that shouldn’t be there, researchers say.
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In their drive to set exploration goals for the future, NASA’s Discovery Program put out the call for proposals for their thirteenth Discovery mission in February 2014. After reviewing the 27 initial proposals, a panel of NASA and other scientists and engineers recently selected five semifinalists for additional research and development, one or two of which […]