NASA launched a spacecraft on Friday to study the Psyche asteroid, which is believed to be made out of metal. The rocky inner planets of our solar system are thought to have mostly metallic cores.
WSJ breaks down why this mission matters and what it could tell us about Earth’s origins.
0:00 NASA’s mission
0:46 The psyche asteroid
1:45 Why metal matters
3:04 What we can learn from the mission
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