Arizona State 3D prints Psyche asteroid model in preparation for NASA mission

March 16, 2017 - 12:26pm
Researchers at Arizona State University’s School of Earth and Space Exploration (SESE) have made a 3D printed model of Psyche, an asteroid roughly the size of Massachusetts. NASA will send a spacecraft to the asteroid in 2023, and SESE has received funding to carry out essential research. In its scaled-down, 3D printed form, it looks more like a brain than a giant asteroid. But the asteroid 16 Psyche, which measures a whopping 130 miles in diameter, is a hot topic for NASA and the global space exploration community.

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