Set to launch next year, NASA’s Psyche mission marks the first time the agency has set out to explore an asteroid richer in metal than rock or ice.
There’s already a Tesla in space. Is a Porsche in Space next? And Psyche 16, a very Expensive Asteroid in NASA’s crosshairs.
The Psyche asteroid is packed full of precious metals and could be worth more than $10,000 quadrillion (£8,072 quadrillion), new measurements of its surface temperature have confirmed.