Astronomers map surface composition of asteroid Psyche ahead of NASA mission

Later in the year, NASA is dispatching a mission to a unique, metal rich asteroid, Psyche,

 which is located within the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter

The maps reveal metal-rich regions on the surface, along with a crater that has a different texture between the centre and its rim

The rim could be made out of rock, while the interior could be filled with finer sand

The researchers also ran simulations to investigate which surface properties

The researchers found that the material in a large crater changes temperature much faster than the material along the rim

NASA says Asthe edges have rocks that are slower to warmteroid is Approaching Earth

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